Product Code: BG-FJKKGCGN0MN Availability: In Stock. A breathtaking moment. The bottom of the glacier actually goes underneath the rock. The trails were in very good condition for this time of year. Product Code: BG-FJKKGCGN0CS Availability: In Stock. There is an option to hike for just four miles (6 kilometers) before turning back, but if you do commit to the full journey you can expect to pass old mine ruins, Crystal Lake, Raven Gorge and Raven Glacier with its huge cascades. This two-mile (3.5km) hike on the Ravenâs Roost Trail starts at a trailhead near picturesque Hammerâs Slough. Rainforest hike Raven's Roost. The trail then follows Eagle River through forest on its path to the Nature Center. ... Kanken Classic Glacier Green. The trail is well-maintained, and in season (mid-June to September, depending on the extent of winter snows) this is a popular, moderate day hike that I'd highly recommend. It has been five years since I walked this trail on the way to Eagle River Nature Center. The Crow Pass Trail to Raven Glacier is one of my favorite glacier hikes in Alaska. Black raven resident of Vatnajokull Glacier We got out our ice axe and prepared for our trek across the glacier. The top outdoor activities: Embark on a glacier hike, cast your line in the halibut capital of the world, or take an intrepid "flightseeing" tour to secluded glacier landings in Denali National Park. We did that and saw several other hikers doing the same. We had terrific time on this glacier & ice caves hike with Arctic Adventures. 2 hours UP; 1 hour down. S. et deep within the temperate rain forest of Olympic National Park, Sol Duc Falls is considered to be one of the most photogenic waterfalls in Washington State.. Awesome Raven Glacier is the payoff at the turning point (glissading on a nearby snow field is optional). The road peters out into a true trail in about a mile. But, I really love Raven Glacier as a day hike! Keb Hike 20; Keb Hike 30; Splitpack; Cross Body Bag. Raven Glacier Lodge has an outstanding reputation in the state as a wedding and retreat center...it's not well known for nightly lodging per say, but I wouldn't hesitate to â¦ Raven Glacier greets you on the other side of the pass along with a Chugach National Forest sign marking the peak elevation of the trail at 3500 ft as you start your descent into the valley. The ravine to the left is the creek that drains the West Gulkana Glacier. Apr 14, 2018 - A list of my top ten favorite day hikes in North America Shorter day trips from either trailhead are possible. Keb Hike. We were looking forward to seeing this beauty for ourselves. We only hiked to Raven Glacier and back (for a shorter day hike), not the full length. At that time I remember thinking that the first five miles would make the most spectacular hike, then we went on 18 more. Continue left to stay on the West Glacier Trail, go to the right to a bench and overlook, or go right then left down the West Glacier Spur Trail. Absolutely spectacular. A view of our "trail". Go counter clockwise up to follow the best trail; then work down the rough trail following the creek if you want something different on the return trip. Crow Cabin (Raven Glacier) 10/19/2014 ... With only one day off a week it is hard to get motivation to go hike mountains when you can hardly walk because you are so sore from work out but hey your young, dumb, and in collage, you go hard all the time! It was only a one-thousand-foot ascent to the pass, but â¦ Why Take This Hike. The 3 guides were great fun, and our subgroup lead Adam, a Yorkshire lad, was super knowledgeable, funny and made this trip even more special. Raven Glacier can be seen on the 23-mile Crow Pass Trail, which has trailheads at Girdwood (40 miles from Anchorage on the Seward Highway ) and the Eagle River Nature Center (about 26 â¦ Kenai Fjords National Park, Shutterstock Kenai Fjords National Park. The power of the water cutting through the rock, the glacier tall beside the mountain, and the pass hanging above you. High Coast Hip Pack; Kanken Hip Pack; Accessories. We call this our Raven Woods hike, as it included the wooded area edging the Veterans Memorial Parkway. The ice axe was to be carried in a special way so that if we slipped and fell: #1- we didnât gouge our eye out and #2 we could quickly dig the pick of the axe into the ice to prevent ourself from sliding further to our doom. Raven Glacier â 17 July 2017 Posted on July 18, 2017 September 6, 2020 by David in Full Day or Multi-Day Hike Before starting the drive to Alaska for the summer of 2017, I signed up for a Wilderness First Responder medical course in Moab, Utah. Its melt feeds into Eagle River and thence to Knik Arm. As one hikes in the Crow Pass trail, there is a likelihood to come across â¦ Hike an historic Iditarod supply route. You can find parking and the trailhead at the end of Crow Creek Road. Eagle River ford site below Glacier Lake. If you hike to the top of Crow Pass, beyond the mine shafts and waterfalls, a final U turn in front of a plateau lake points you at the previously hidden Raven Glacier. Hike your heart out (youâve to 20+ hours of daylight to do it) ... waterfalls and Raven Glacier, more than enough to scratch your wilderness itch. Bill J. reports: The weather cooperated and we had a most pleasant hike going from Costco to Raven Woods and beyond. Raven Glacier is a good day hike from Girdwood. For a day trip, head up from the Girdwood side to Raven Glacier for a scenic and manageable day hike. Willow's head practically exploded with excitement as we started the hike. It is one that people have created to reach the glacierâ¦ After a 1-hour drive south from Anchorage to Girdwood, you can hike the first few miles of Crow Pass Trail and along the way youâll find glaciers, waterfalls, wildflowers, wildlife, mine ruins, and berries (in late August and September). In this trail, you are offered a great deal of historical and beautiful scenery such as the Raven Glacier that has enormous cascades, the old mines, Crystal Lake and finally the Raven Gorge. The highlight is the Raven Glacier, which, although not enormous by Alaskan standards, has a great backcountry setting. In years when water is abundant, the fall divides into four separate channels just before plunging 40 feet into a narrow, rocky ravine. The views are unimaginable. #8. Exceptional views across the bay from start to finish. A little more than seven miles from the trailhead in Girdwood (a couple of miles down the valley from the bottom of the pass) is Raven Gorge. Following part of the Historic Iditarod Trail, this trail offers diverse scenic sights including glaciers, â¦ From high on the cliffs of Ravenscar this hike follows the coastline to the higgledy piggledy streets of Robin Hoodâs Bay, gently meandering back inland via the old Scarborough-Whitby railway. 7/19/2019 This is a hike I promise to take every summer from now on. After this hike, I still had plenty of time to check out Raven Glacier â¦ The 3 guides were great fun, and our subgroup lead Adam, a Yorkshire lad, was super knowledgeable, funny and made this trip even more special. Trip Overview: The North Circle backpacking loop traverses ~52 miles within the impressive Many Glacier area of Glacier National Park.Along the route you pass through the Ptarmigan Tunnel, hike over Stoney Indian Pass and Swiftcurrent Pass, and hike along 11 miles of the famous Highline Trail, which follows the Continental Divide and provides some of the best views in Glacier National Park. Alice is almost 15 years old and was fairly sore from the previous evening hike so I left her in the van to rest. Raven Glacier. Keb Hike 20; Keb Hike 30; Splitpack; Cross Body Bag. After 2.5 miles, the trail offers 3 options. Kanken Classic Glacier Green. The hike to and from the cabin or even further to view Raven Glacier (headwaters for Eagle River) can be easily done in a day. The trail doesnât go right up to the glacier so you have to go off trail to see it up close. The trail is actually 23 miles from Girdwood to Eagle River, and most people see Raven Glacier along the way. Time was of the escence in this photo, foul weathe and dark clouds seemed to be chasing me up the summit,but I think I beat the storm. ... Kanken Mini Glacier Green. Raven Gorge is one of those special places that puts you in awe. Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska, USA (907) 422-0500. Reply Tatum on February 7, 2019 at 10:40 pm The full length of the trail generally takes two or more days, and can be traveled in either direction. Kanken Mini Glacier Green. Keb Hike. And that is when you know you are in Alaska. This is a perfect accessible Day Hike! For long time residents of Anchorage, this is a great hike to get away from the Crow Pass crowds while still enjoying all that the pass has to offer. This is truly special and not to be missed. During your ride to the trail we drive past totem poles and along Petersburgâs Main Street with its traditional Norwegian rosemaled storefronts. a 24 mile distance. Considered to be one of the best trails to hike in the Chugach mountain range, this epic 23 mile hike takes you from Girdwood to the Eagle River Nature Center. High Coast Hip Pack; Kanken Hip Pack; Accessories. The delays due to snow were handled with consideration and humour. This hike leads you from Girdwood to the Nature Center in Eagle River Valley, approx. The delays due to snow were handled with consideration and humour. Stay up till 1, and get up 6, 6 â¦ We had terrific time on this glacier & ice caves hike with Arctic Adventures. Raven Glacier sits along the Crow Pass Trail, a 23-mile trail from Girdwood to Eagle River. We passed a beautiful small glacier lake and public cabin and the glacier wasnât far beyond that. Raven Glacier is a 4.5-mile hike that gradually climbs 2000 feet up the valley. There is a lot of great exploring up here. [Note: The West Glacier Spur Trail isnât a sanctioned trail. Raven Glacier â 17 July 2017 Posted on July 18, 2017 November 21, 2018 by CryoPhotos Before starting the drive to Alaska for the summer of 2017, I signed up for a Wilderness First Responder medical course in Moab, Utah.