2011 Crow Pass Crossing

Aaron Christie passes Raven Glacier. Racers in the 2011 Crow Pass Crossing make their way over the 3,500-foot pass at the race's high point and begin their descent down Raven Creek valley toward Eagle River.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Geoff Roes, left, and Matias Saari were among the first racers through the pass. They head downhill in front of Raven Glacier. Racers in the 2011 Crow Pass Crossing make their way over the 3,500-foot pass at the race's high point and begin their descent down Raven Creek valley toward Eagle River.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Fans cheer a racer. Racers in the 2011 Crow Pass Crossing make their way over the 3,500-foot pass at the race's high point and begin their descent down Raven Creek valley toward Eagle River.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Racers in the 2011 Crow Pass Crossing make their way over the 3,500-foot pass at the race's high point and begin their descent down Raven Creek valley toward Eagle River.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Tony Slatonbarker chooses a snowy route near Crow Pass. Racers in the 2011 Crow Pass Crossing make their way over the 3,500-foot pass at the race's high point and begin their descent down Raven Creek valley toward Eagle River.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Kiersten Lippmann follows a snowy gully. Racers in the 2011 Crow Pass Crossing make their way over the 3,500-foot pass at the race's high point and begin their descent down Raven Creek valley toward Eagle River.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Jamie Cawood takes a spill on some sharp rocks. Racers in the 2011 Crow Pass Crossing make their way over the 3,500-foot pass at the race's high point and begin their descent down Raven Creek valley toward Eagle River.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Racers in the 2011 Crow Pass Crossing make their way over the 3,500-foot pass at the race's high point and begin their descent down Raven Creek valley toward Eagle River.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Laron Thomas crosses some snow. Racers in the 2011 Crow Pass Crossing make their way over the 3,500-foot pass at the race's high point and begin their descent down Raven Creek valley toward Eagle River.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Danielle Pratt races across a snowy gully. Racers in the 2011 Crow Pass Crossing make their way over the 3,500-foot pass at the race's high point and begin their descent down Raven Creek valley toward Eagle River.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Michael Stahl reaches the pass. Racers in the 2011 Crow Pass Crossing make their way over the 3,500-foot pass at the race's high point and begin their descent down Raven Creek valley toward Eagle River.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Zach Keskinen, left, and Abby Rideout cross snow on the course. Racers in the 2011 Crow Pass Crossing make their way over the 3,500-foot pass at the race's high point and begin their descent down Raven Creek valley toward Eagle River.
MARC LESTER / Anchorage Daily News
Racers in the 2011 Crow Pass Crossing make their way over the 3,500-foot pass at the race's high point and begin their descent down Raven Creek valley toward Eagle River.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Race frontrunners Geoff Roes, left, and Matias Saari run along Raven Creek. Racers in the 2011 Crow Pass Crossing make their way over the 3,500-foot pass at the race's high point and begin their descent down Raven Creek valley toward Eagle River.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
From left, Joe Magellan, Lance Kopsack and David Roosa follow a moraine. Racers in the 2011 Crow Pass Crossing make their way over the 3,500-foot pass at the race's high point and begin their descent down Raven Creek valley toward Eagle River.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Gary Howell follows a moraine. Racers in the 2011 Crow Pass Crossing make their way over the 3,500-foot pass at the race's high point and begin their descent down Raven Creek valley toward Eagle River.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Letta Stokes reaches the pass. Racers in the 2011 Crow Pass Crossing make their way over the 3,500-foot pass at the race's high point and begin their descent down Raven Creek valley toward Eagle River.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Racers in the 2011 Crow Pass Crossing make their way over the 3,500-foot pass at the race's high point and begin their descent down Raven Creek valley toward Eagle River.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Raven Glacier gives a dramatic backdrop to runner Grant Stevenson. Racers in the 2011 Crow Pass Crossing make their way over the 3,500-foot pass at the race's high point and begin their descent down Raven Creek valley toward Eagle River.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Craig Medred