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The 2019 Jokulhlaup: Alaska Whitewater During a Glacial Flood

As whitewater boaters in Wrangell St. Elias National Park, our work is dictated by the powerful geologic forces at work. In general, geology is a slow force that shapes the earth over thousands or millions of years. But every once in a while, the earth conspires to alter a...

Summer 2019 McCarthy River Tours Training Trip

 A Wrangell St Elias Rafting Adventure Day 1: We’re Not in Totopia Anymore We are finally embarking on our multi – day training trip from McCarthy to Chitina. Energies are high on the banks of the Kennicott as we take the final steps to prepare for the launch. 11...
Tana River Alaska Sand Dunes

Comparing Alaska’s Tana River and the Grand Canyon’s Colorado River

Alaska’s Tana River is a “Grand Canyon Style” Dream River Trip   5 Comparisons of the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon to the Tana River in Alaska. There isn’t much that compares to that incredible Colorado River Grand Canyon river experience...
Northern Lights illuminate the night over Miles Glacier

Copper River Alaska – Why Its The Perfect Alaska Rafting Trip

When you think of Alaska, you think of giant glaciers, towering mountains and abundant wildlife.  Many people think about how vast the Alaskan wilderness seems, how large the distances are between small outposts of human habitation.  When considering travel options and...

McCarthy River Tours Gift Certificates

Give the Gift of Alaska Adventure with Special Holiday Gift Certificates! Cyber Monday - Holiday 2019 Special! Lock in a 15% to 20% discount on your 2019 Alaska Adventure with our special Holiday Gift Certificates, valid for select day trips and one very special multi-day trip....
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Comparing Denali NP to Wrangell St. Elias NP

Denali National Park and Wrangell St. Elias National Park  – How Do They Compare? Deciding to go to Alaska is the easy part!  Deciding WHERE to go in Alaska – now that’s the hard part.  Many travelers may only go to Alaska once, and they want to experience the...
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Alaska Raft Trip Drysuit Safety | McCarthy River Tours

Do you NEED a dry-suit on an Alaska raft trip? “Do we really have to wear a drysuit on our Alaska raft trip?”  We get this question more than you would think… It used to be that in Alaska, when you wanted to go rafting, what you did was layer up in your best warm clothes, and...
Alaska Rafting Trips, Alaska Trip Planning, Rental Equipment

Alaska Rafting Trips – Need Rental Gear & Insider Information?

Alaska has a plethora of whitewater and scenic rafting possibilities, the state boasts more freshwater than the majority of the rest of the American states. With a little over 1 square acre per person in population density, it is not only possible, but slightly expected that you...

Welcome to McCarthy, AK – Alaska’s Best Kept Small Town Secret

Simply put, we feel McCarthy is one of Alaska’s best kept small town secrets! There are hundreds of things to do while in McCarthy, we have compiled a list of some of our favorite activities that often go overlooked. For information or Alaska River Rafting Trip Planning...