Monday, August 25, 2008

Temptation Peak

I figured I would start this website with a rarely traveled Chugach Peak - Snowhawk Valley and Temptation Peak. Located on Fort Richardson property, the Upper Snowhawk Cabin is located 6 miles from the trailhead back in the Snowhawk amphitheater. We bagged Temptation on Saturday night, with awesome views of the Ship Creek Valley.

The cabin had everything you need for a weekend outing, complete with stove, sleeping bags, food, etc. I awoke early Sunday morning to absolute epic views of Denali and the peaks of the Alaska Range.

After breakfast and packing up our stuff, we headed to Kanchee Point. The clouds quickly engulfed us and we got socked in up on the ridge line. We decided to head back instead of continuing to Knoya Point. We retrieved our packs and headed out of the valley 5.5 miles through the Devils Club, Cow Parsnip, and mud holes to the trailhead.

The Snowhawk Valley will definitely be a spring skiing destination!!

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Blogger Unknown said...

I love the picture between the two mountains with other mountains in the distance - you should frame that one!

August 31, 2008 at 6:28 AM  

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