Wrangell St. Elias National Park
Hiking Trip: Donoho Lakes Glacier Trek
Distance: 13-16 miles
Approx. hiking time: 3-5 days
Total elevation gain: +1385, -1141
Best season: Late May - September
Access: Depart on foot from Kennicott
Maps: USGS McCarthy C-6
Challenges: Sometimes-challenging glacier crossings, difficult moraine, streams
This trip is all about exploring the world of glaciers with the opportunity to check out three different ones: the Root, Kennicott and Gates glaciers. A trip across the Donoho land mass provides the opportunity to climb Donoho Peak if you're feeling hearty.
Even detailed route descriptions such as those found in the book are not a substitute for skills and experience. If you would like to do this route but don't feel that you are ready to tackle the Alaskan wilderness on your own, consider a guided trek.
If you are interested in doing this route as part of a guided trek, click here for more information on the Donoho Lakes glacier trek in Wrangell St. Elias National Park.