Most groups will start their trip from the town of McCarthy. This involves driving the McCarthy Road to its end at the Kennicott River where you must shuttle your gear another few miles to the McCarthy airstrip. When you use a local flight operator they will likely be able to do this for you. From here, if you are lucky, you can get a bush plane fitted with wheel/floats so you can land on the lake at the toe of the Nizina Glacier. If no suitable planes are there you may try Valdez or Gulkana flight operators.
- Coordinates: 61.61668, -142.436056