Skolai Creek | FLOWSTATE

While Skolai Creek may be a tributary of one of the most popular rafting runs in the Wrangells, there’s a reason few paddlers challenge its glacial-fed whitewater. With warm temps actively melting the glaciers feeding into this trib, high flows on day one force Brendan Wells and his buddies to portage more than paddle. Over six days, the paddlers hopscotch between runnable rapids and massive, unrunnable waterfalls with hopes to paddle from the top of Skolai Creek into Nizina Lake. If they can pull it off, it’ll be one of the best sections of whitewater they have ever run.