Crow Peak, Chugach State Park, August 28th, 2011
5953 feet, 5 hrs roundtrip from the Crow Pass trailhead
On August 28th I climbed Crow Peak via the Crow glacier and the Crow Peak South ridge. The hike and scramble included all the ingredients necessary for a great hike and scramble: a nice trail approach, some tundra, moraine and scree hiking, glacier and snow travel, and a non-technical but challenging summit ridge requiring a bit of route finding.
View of the new forest service cabin at Crow Pass (3500 ft elevation) next to Crystal Lake.
Crystal Lake at Crow pass with Crow Peak in the background.
Eastern view from the tow of the Crow Glacier with Goat Mnt (right) and Raven Peak (left) in the background.
The intimidating Northwest face of Magpie Peak as seen from the pass between Magpie and Crow peaks.
Crystal Lake and Crow Pass seen from the start of the summit ridge. The summit ridge started from the pass between Magpie and Crow peaks at about 5100 ft.