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The Copper River Valley is a showcase for many kinds of Alaskan wildflowers   Copper River Country is the mountain
kingdom of North America
Sculpted by the unrelenting forces of Earth's interior, the land through which the Copper River winds sets a high standard for scenic splendor. This region is surrounded by four major mountain ranges. Here are found the greatest number of peaks above 16,000 feet in North America, as well as the continent's largest collection of glaciers. The Wrangell-St. Elias Range, defining the east border of the Copper River Basin, contains nine of the twelve highest summits in the United States. Many of these peaks are easily visible from roadside turnouts and trailside vantage points.
   
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When you visit, you may want to try to find answers for the following:
• Why does steam rise from the summit of Mt. Wrangell?
• What happened to the southern flank of Mt. Drum?
• What is the highest summit in the Wrangell Mountains?
• From what mountain does the Kennicott Glacier descend?
• What volcano erupted with the greatest release of ash
x anywhere in North America in the past 2,000 years?
• Into the heart of what ancient volcano is it possible to hike?
• What massive mountain range forms the northern border
x of the Copper River Basin?
• What mountain range did the gold seekers ascend via glacier
x in 1899, in order to reach the Copper River Valley?
• What mountain range formed the western border of ancient
x Lake Ahtna?
• The south face of what mountain has one of the steepest
x gradients in North America?
• The Copper River itself originates from a glacier on the
x flanks of what mountain?

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