Time  6 hours 26 minutes

Coordinates 973

Uploaded July 26, 2015

Recorded July 2015

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4,924 f
1,581 f
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3.6
7.14 mi

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near Alyeska, Alaska (United States)

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(Alaska) Route on 07/10/2015; 12 km; +700 -700; 6 hours. Excursion organized with the following itinerary: Crow Pass Trail, Barnes Mines, Crystal Lake, Crow Pass, Raven Glacier. Output type: round trip to the same point; Difficulty: easy.

This excursion begins at a deviation from Alyeska Hwy, so that we will coincide with the famous sleigh route, Iditarod. The newsletter speaks to us.
On the other hand we must remember that we are in Alaska, a territory that is close to Russia. Since the beginning of the arrival of Russians in 1741, there have been memories of their stay. On July 15, 1741, the Russian Aleksei Chirikov arrived at the place where Sitka city is currently and made it aboard the ship Saint Paul, as the second of Bering and in the context of the Great Expedition of the North of Kamchatka . He mapped some of the Aleutian Islands and is considered the first European to reach the northwestern American coast. Some promontories, as well as an underwater mountain, bear its name. The merchants were installing from 1740 until the 1780s.

The view of the world map, centered on the Bering Strait, makes it clear that the proximity of Alaska with the eastern tip of Russia is total. It is perfectly understandable that with the last glaciation the Bering Sea was frozen and allowed the passage, on foot, from the Asian continent to the North American.

Today is a day with sunshine, but the shadow of the trees on the way, which goes up bundling, goes well. Following the notes of history, we can add that in 1784 the first clergymen and missionaries were introduced ...

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Waypoint

1 Crow Pass Trail

1 Crow Pass Trail
Waypoint

2 Barnes mines

2 Barnes mines
Waypoint

3 Crystal Lake

3 Crystal Lake
Waypoint

4 Raven Glacier

4 Raven Glacier

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