This year, Copper Oar Rafting was proud to participate in the 2nd Annual Girls Brooklyn to Alaska Project! This project is a non-profit organization that brings Brooklyn teens to the Wrangell-St. Elias classroom. Many of the kids who participate in this program have never been outside of the city, never seen a national park, never set up a tent, […]
On our rafting trips, we love cooking in a dutch oven. It’s nice to “set it and forget it,” leaving time for relaxing, enjoying the campfire, or playing our favorite river games. Here’s one of our favorite dutch oven recipes – Enchilada Pie. Enjoy!
By Sarah Ebright, Guide As with most recipes my mother shares with me, she thinks it would be a nice for a dinner party, and I think – how can I cook this on a rafting trip? Well this appetizer fits the bill for both – while it’s classy and delicious, it’s also easy to make, […]
Robin first joined our team many years ago as the “Rafting Intern,” earning his keep by hauling gear, packing/unpacking for trips, and assisting the river guides in any way possible. While he came to us with significant whitewater experience down in the lower 48 states, he was completely new to the nuances of Alaska rivers. […]
By Leslie Hundhammer, Guide The plane landed at Nizina lake and dropped off six teenage girls from Brooklyn. Their eyes were wide, they were laughing, and they had just seen four grizzly bears. The first task after landing was to get three fully inflated rafts a quarter mile down a rocky trail to the lake. Even […]
Ever wonder what happens off the water on our rafting trips? Here’s a short video of Copper Oar guide Dale performing his “Mosquito Song” on the shores of the Copper River. (He was taking a break from being the head chef). Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!If you’re a music lover like Dale, come join […]
By Leslie Hundhammer, Guide Something I love about rafting is that there is no turning around, no backing out, and no changing your mind. On rivers in Alaska, there is rarely roadside access, the water is never warm, and the current is fast. Even with all of the luxuries of boating — good food, decent shelter, […]
Pronounced “YO-kel-yawp,” a Jökulhlaup is a large release of water from a lake formed by the glacial damming of a stream (imagine placing a 500 foot ice wall in front of a river!) In our area, Hidden Creek Lake is formed where Hidden Creek runs into the side of the Kennicott Glacier, pooling into a […]
Rafting down the mighty Copper River towards Cordova, Alaska adventurers float past the towering face of the Child’s Glacier. At 300 feet tall, the Child’s Glacier flows into the river channel, shedding enormous chunks of ice as it is undercut by the river’s current. Several years ago, a key bridge was destroyed by the river, cutting off […]
Raft three exciting rivers in a day, finishing with a scenic flight.