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Ascent to Magpie Peak-Crow Pass in 2004-07

Climber: Jan Peter Eklund

Others in Party:Jeremy
Moe
Derek
Jennifer
Date:July, 2004
Ascent Type:No Summit Goal
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Point Reached:Magpie Peak - Crow Pass
    Location:USA-Alaska
    Elevation:3883 ft / 1183 m

Ascent Trip Report

First overnight backpacking trip of My Alaskan Summer. A bunch of us from the NPS piled in my good old '85 Honda Accord "Snark" and headed out along the Turnagain Arm to Girdwood, then up to the Crow Pass TH, dodging potholes. It was a pretty hot day as we hiked up through tree canopy and scrub to an old mining site where the vegetation started clearing out. Then came across a nice stream where we kicked back and cooled off in the sun & breeze - delightful sensation. Got up to Crystal lake and then over to Crow Pass where we took in the views of the glaciers. Alpine terrain. Jeremy & Derek climbed a scree-laden local slope. Nice trip.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2283 ft / 696 m
    Trailhead:1600 ft / 487 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Stream Ford
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear



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