As our 2020 rafting season draws to a close, the weather cools down, the river levels drop, and the guides prepare to put the rafting gear into winter storage. While we miss spending our days exploring Wrangell-St. Elias National Park by the water, we spend this time reminiscing on our favorite trips of the summer. Here’s a short photo collage of our favorite summer memories! We’d like to extend a big thank you to all who joined us for a trip this year, and we’re already planning next summer’s adventures!
Guide Sarah rows clients Charles and Kassandra through the final turns of Nizina Canyon on the Raft and Flightsee trip!
Beautiful clouds of silt captured in a clearwater seep along the Chitina River!
Guide Sarah rows a raft past the remains of the Nizina River Bridge on day 4 of a 5-day rafting trip!
The beautiful rocks located at our newly-discovered camp along the Chitina River – White Rock Camp!
The guides of Copper Oar and St. Elias Alpine Guides working hard to deflate rafts on our first-annual “Guide Olympics” on the 4th of July!
Guide Samantha explores a “Jungle Channel,” a small side channel on the Copper River!
The Tana River, as viewed from the neighboring sand dunes. Copper Oar’s management team rafted this river at the end of August and enjoyed hiking around the sand dunes!
Owner Cody captured this beautiful sunset while camping along the Chitina River.