The White River is a seldom floated river that offers a breathtaking view of the Wrangell St. Elias Range for miles. It is a fun, adventure filled float with several canyons and some standing wave action. The drop-off location is at the toe of the Russell Glacier where the White River is born. From the drop-off location there are several miles of braided river channels to navigate. After 3-5 days of floating you will take-out at the White River bridge on the Alaska Highway in the Yukon, Canada.
The White River is a cold, silty, fast flowing, class II-III glacial river that is anything but white. As an example, the Yukon River flows relatively clear through the Yukon Territories, until the White River flows into it. The mouth of the White River is a sight to behold as it flows the Yukon River into a silty, glacial fed river, and changes the Yukon's appearance to that of coffee with cream.
|Russell Glacier Terminus||Private vehicle, White River Lodge, Alaska HWY||55 Miles||3-5 Days|