Chugach Mountains Alska backpacking

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Chugach Mountains Alska backpacking

Postby Mocs123 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:34 pm

14 nights in the Chugach Mountains of Alaska, approximately 105 miles off trail. 5 grizzlies, 1 wolverine, 3 glacier crossings, a couple of waist deep glacier fed creek crossings…..Awesome Trip

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more to come....
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Re: Chugach Mountains Alska backpacking

Postby kevin_t » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:57 pm

I would love to see the photos ..can you check the links.

Thanks
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Re: Chugach Mountains Alska backpacking

Postby Mocs123 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:15 pm

Trying to work out the technical difficulties
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Re: Chugach Mountains Alska backpacking

Postby Mocs123 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:54 pm

Un named glacier near Iceberg Lake
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Camp Night 1
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Another un-named glacier
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Crossed the glacier than climbed above the lateral moraine
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One of five brown bears seen on the trip. This one, the first, was on day 2
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Camp Night 2
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Our first look at the massive Bremner Glacier
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Crossing Bremner Glacier
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Camp night 3 - The Tanna Lobe of the Bremner Glacier 2000 feet below
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Re: Chugach Mountains Alska backpacking

Postby Mocs123 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:28 pm

Just a little bit of brush to start day 4 :)
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Heading up to the un named pass
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Headwaters of Monahan Creek
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Camp night 4
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Lower Monahan Creek
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Another un named pass
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East Tundra walking
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Camp night 6
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Re: Chugach Mountains Alska backpacking

Postby Mocs123 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:43 pm

Hiking up an un named Glacier
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Glacier on the back side of a pass we referred to "sketchy pass"
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Camp night 7
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Hiking up the Klu River Valley
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Camp night 8
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Klu River Valley
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Upper Klu River
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Tarn at the top of the pass
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Coming down the backside of the pass (after a long decent on a moraine)
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Camp night 9
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Re: Chugach Mountains Alska backpacking

Postby Mocs123 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:05 pm

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Harry's Gulch - tedious sidehilling for sure
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Near the pass at the end of Harry's Gulch
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Camp night 10
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Wolverine
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Awesome walking here - headwaters of the East Fork of the Little Bremner River
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East Fork of the Little Bremner River
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After a waist deep crossing not far above the falls (there was no better place to cross)
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Camp night 11
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Looking down at the Bremner River
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Getting ready for another glacier fed creek crossing - this one was about mid thigh
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Looking up another un named valley
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Confluence of the Copper River and the Bremner River
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Camp night 13
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Camp night 14 a couple thousand feet above Tebay Lakes
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Pickup at Tebay Lakes
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Re: Chugach Mountains Alska backpacking

Postby Mocs123 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:51 pm

A few more

Just after getting dropped off at Iceberg Lake
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On Bremner Glacier
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This was taken near the top of "Sketchy Pass"
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Near the top pass of Monohan Creek
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Not sure where this one was taken
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Bremner Glacier and Moraine
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On top of the pass before Bremner
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Crossing one of the numerous tributaries to the Klu River
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Coming down the pass west of Bremner
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Re: Chugach Mountains Alska backpacking

Postby kevin_t » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:37 am

Looks awesome. Which did you enjoy more Gates or Chugach ?
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Re: Chugach Mountains Alska backpacking

Postby Mocs123 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:40 pm

Both were good but the Traverse in the Chugatch was my favorite of the two as it was a much more challenging route. This route was more difficult than any of the trips I have done before including Brooks, the Wind River High Route and others.

Bush planes were cheaper too due to the shorter flights.

I started off around 40 pounds with 14 days of food, a bear can, bear spray, and a liter of water. On day 4 we had someone sprain an ankle so I took a little of thier gear so I carried maybe 50 pounds total. The Unaweep handled it like it was nothing. Great pack!
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