Crow Pass and Eagle River Traverse was supposed to be our next 26-mile backpacking trip in Alaska. The rain forecast, however, precluded us from completing this as our gear was still soaked from our Resurrection Pass backpacking trip for the last four days and it was supposed to continue for the next three. We needed time to dry out our stuff which wasn’t in the plan, so we made a new one.
Instead of backpacking and crossing the river, we took a day hike up to the pass to view the nearby glacier. I think a day hike turned out to be a better option as I later found out from my fishing guide that he thought the river might have been too dangerous to cross with all the rain. The trip was planned in August which we knew was the rainy season to give the river time to drop from all the snow melt, but it has been an overly rainy/windy season for Alaska this year. Continue reading “A Day Hike to Crow Pass”