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Photos: Hiking Crow Pass in Southcentral Alaska

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  • Updated: September 27, 2016
  • Published June 11, 2012

Hiking the 24-mile Crow Pass crossing in early summer involves passing from spring to winter and back to spring, especially after a winter of record snowfall in Southcentral Alaska. Following a hiker with especially large feet who broke trail made all the difference.

Still, the journey took all day. Not until 11:30 p.m. did the hikers reach the Eagle River Nature Center, where, thankfully, a couple of cold ones awaited in cooler in the car.

Even though the Crow Pass Crossing footrace is a little more than a month away, plenty of deadfall remained on the national historic trail. How, one wonders enroute, can anyone race this trail in under three hours? But they have.

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