Description

Small 3-sided Adirondak style shelter designed for winter use.

Facilities

Wood stove, Benches. Water is available from river or nearby streams. Treat all water before using.

Area

Mitkof Island

Location

On Frenchy Ridge along the Upper Twin Ski/Snowmobile Trail, 4 miles (6 km) from the Twin Creek Shelter.

Access

7.5 miles (12 km) from Petersburg on Mitkof Highway, snowmobile or cross country skiing 3.3 miles (5.3 km) up Twin Creek Road to trailhead, then 4 miles (6.4 km) on Upper Twin Ski Trail to shelter.

Terrain

Open, rolling muskeg hills and spruce/hemlock forest.

Special Features

Sweeping views of the coastal range to the east (Devil's thumb, Kate's Needle, Castle Mountain). Excellent snowmobile, skiing and snowboarding terrain

Season Of Use

Year-round; mostly winter

Managing Agency

Tongass National Forest

What To Bring

Firewood and fire starter, drinking water.

Rowboat

No

Stove

Wood

USGS Topo Map

Petersburg D-4, C-3

Rental Fee

None. First come, first served.

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 56.72333
Longitude: -132.8675

Photos

Frenchy Ridge Shelter