UNIT: 72, 73, 75, 77, 79
ELDRIDGE GLACIER/BUCKSKIN GLACIER/UPPER RUTH/MOUNT HUNTER/TOKOSITNA GLACIER/KAHILTNA EAST /MIDDLE KAHILTNA/LITTLE SWITZERLAND
Quota: No limit – but group size must be 12 or less
USGS Quad Maps: Mt McKinley A1, Mt McKinley A2, Talkeetna D1, Talkeetna D2, Talkeetna D3, Talkeetna C1, Talkeetna C2, Talkeetna C3
This area is dominated by huge valleys formed by the rivers of ice from the Eldridge, Ruth, Tokositna and Kahiltna glaciers. In between these glacier valleys are major mountain ridge systems with 10,000 ft. plus peaks. These ridges start to drop in elevation as they approach the area of the park boundary. It is in this area, near the toe of the major glaciers and at the ends of these ridges, that there are some possibilities for hiking on the alpine terrain.