Wrangell, Alaska, US
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Approximately 4 Hours
Meals not included
Here's a spectacular small-group (maximum 14 privileged guests) hike to Kunk Lake -- a favorite of many locals and one of Wrangell's best-kept secrets.
A 20-minute scenic jet-boat ride brings you to Etolin Island and the Kunk Lake trailhead. From here, follow your guide through the Tongass National Forest. You'll feel very small next to the ancient, old-growth spruce, hemlock and cedar trees. As you walk, look into the clear water of the cascading stream to see if you can spot pink and chum salmon returning to spawn.
Kunk Lake nestles in a scenic valley, surrounded by the stunning peaks of the Three Sisters. Photography, bird-watching and wildlife-viewing opportunities are likely to present themselves.
Feel free to take a swim in the lake if you wish. A light lunch is provided.
Tour requires moderately difficult walking approximately 2.6 miles (4.2 km) roundtrip. Terrain includes improved gravel trail sections, inclines, and unimproved sections. Parts of the trail may be slippery and darker than normal daylight. Wear sturdy non-skid walking shoes. Wear your swimsuit under your clothing if you wish to swim; bring a towel, biodegradable sunscreen, and a cover-up for further protection from the sun. There are no changing facilities at the lake. The water entrance is unformed. Dress warmly in layers with a beanie or hat. Bring a backpack to stow any layers you shed. Wear sunglasses. Bring insect repellent and binoculars. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. Tour duration may vary depending on group ability. Please discuss any dietary requirements at the time of booking. A primitive outhouse restroom is available near the shelter. Trekking poles are provided; participants are encouraged to use them. A maximum of 14 guests ensures a quality hiking and interpretive experience. Not advisable for guests with mobility limitations or for those with impaired vision.