Bush Pilot’s View: Wrangell-Saint Elias Wilderness

“How do you describe something as majestic as what we flew through? That’s the thing. I don’t really have the words for it.” Join Alaskan bush pilot, Lynn Ellis in breathtaking Wrangell St. Elias National Park and Preserve, the largest protected wilderness in America.

Wrangell-Saint Elias Wilderness protects over 9 million acres of steep mountains, winding rivers, glaciated valleys, and countless wildlife species. Lynn’s family homesteaded in the area before it became a national park. He has been flying in these mountains since he was 16 years old and has a unique and intimate connection with the land. He now brings his years of knowledge to the park service, providing access for the biologists and rangers that care for this special place.

“When you come down to luck, I mean, just look around. I mean, I can’t really argue with fate. I mean, how can I be upset. It’s impossible. No matter how bad things get.” —Lynn Ellis, NPS Alaskan Bush Pilot

Producer & Editor: Sarah Gulick | Camera: Sarah Gulick & Erin Finicane



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