Thursday, June 21, 2012

5/19/12 Packrafting Lower Resurrection Creek!

Songs: "Kiara" & "We Could Live Forever" by Bonobo

I headed down to Hope for some music at the Seaview in the evening, then packrafting the next day. I woke up a little hung over and sort of ready to float. Resurrection Creek was pretty exciting compared to what I've floated before, and it was sure fun! We hiked from the Resurrection Pass Trailhead upstream about 15 minutes before we inflated the boats and put in. I imagine the water was a little low it being May. There were some fun class 2 waves with some rocks to dodge. As you approach the Hope town site there's a lot of wood in the creek; several large log jams. When you start seeing this you might as well just get out and walk a few minutes to Hope.

 Watch out for wood in the creek!

 It took a little bit before this raft finally popped out.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

05/06/12 Mount POW MIA

This was a new summit for Andre and I. We were unsure of the best place to start, and the most likely places were near private driveways. There may be a trail in that area, but rather than trespass we drove until the Eklutna Road hooks South and parked at a pullout. We just poked out way up the ridge through the forest. No bushwhacking and barely any snow. This is a good (and less popular) alternative to Rainbow Peak if you're looking for a South facing hike that melts off early in the spring. 4.3 miles round trip with 3250' of elevation gain.

Looking at the route we hiked up.

 Dogs claim the summit!

05/05/12 ¡Cinco de Mayo en Rio Aguila!

Just a lazy float down a lazy river on Cinco de Mayo drinking beer. Eagle River access from Albert Loop Trail to takeout at tripods, with trail leading to Mile 7.4 access. Watch for strainers and sweepers. Float time about 3.5 hours. The water was really low.