Justin and I had been discussing hiking the power line trail for a couple of weeks, but couldn't seem to make the schedule work. Friday about 3:30 we decided to go even though Justin hadn't brought any of his gear with him and had to be back at work by 7 am on Saturday. I've got extra gear and Justin isn't picky, so we were headed out 20 minutes later and at the trailhead by 5:00. I think we may have set a speed record for buying shoes at REI during their anniversary sale.
|Well that explains the name. This would be a hard trail to lose.|
|Looking up the main valley from the first clear ridge. Maybe we'll do the 20 mile route that goes that way next year.|
|The pass looked deceptively close when I took this. Then we post holed through all the snow patches between here and there.|
|Looking down to the Cook Inlet from the top of the pass.|
|Back into trees again|
|Just after 10 pm. It must be summer again.|
|I didn't believe Google maps when it told me the last 14 miles would take an hour and a half. Maybe Google knows when the wind is howling down the Turnagain Arm?|
May is a good time to be in the Chugach. Maybe we should do this every year.