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Saturday, October 17th, 2005 was our first time out on skis since the previous April. There is powder north of Anchorage - but instead we opted for a traverse since we still have a little bit of light. So on Sunday we rounded up a group of friends and drove south to Girdwood where we hiked up the Crow Pass trail and dropped over onto the Milk Glacier via the pass between Barnes Mountain and Jewel Mountain. We then skied up the Milk Glacier and down the Raven Glacier - finally reaching the trail just as it got dark.

If you are interested in more information about ski traverses in the Chugach you might want to check out this story about Andrew Wexler and Joe Stocks traverse across the Chugach!



Gallery
  •  Traversing across the moraine to reach the glacier
  •  Approaching the Glacier
  •  Heading up the Milk Glacier
  •  Heading up the Milk Glacier
  •  Heading up the Milk Glacier
  •  Heading up the Milk Glacier
  •  Our Party from the top of Jewel Peak
  •  Our Party from the top of Jewel Peak
  •  Our Party from the top of Jewel Peak
  •  Our Party from the top of Jewel Peak
  •  Traversing the Headwall
  •  Traversing the Headwall
  •  Thai nearing the Pass
  •  Traversing the Headwall
  •  Cresting the top of the Milk Glacier
  •  Cresting the top of the Milk Glacier
  •  Roping up on the Raven Glacier
  •  Weaving through the Crevasses
  •  Sunset on the Raven Glacier
  •  Alpenglow on Raven peak
  •  Sunset on the Raven Glacier
  •  Hiking out


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Milk / Raven Traverse
Description: Map of the Milk and Raven glacier traverse route.

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