Crow Pass History

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Raven Glacier from Crow Pass Trail, 2011. Photo by Frank Kovalchek
Anchorage girl scouts rebuilding the trail in the 1970's. Photo courtesy Terry Dittman.
Anchorage girl scouts rebuilding the trail in the 1970’s. Photo courtesy Terry Dittman.

The Crow Pass trail leads from the Girdwood Valley to Eagle River. It’s a great backpacking route, and also a historic portion of the Iditarod Trail that led from Seward to mines in the Interior. What you might not know is that the trail was rebuilt in the 1970s with girl scout labor. We’ll learn about the Crow Pass trail in history and meet a former girl scout who helped remake the trail 40 years ago.

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GUESTS:

  • Dr. Thom Eley, Geographer, Historian
  • Kristine Sowl, former Girl Scout, currently a wildlife biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Bethel
  • Matt Wedeking, chief ranger, Chugach State Park
  • Paul Clark, Chugach National Forest

HOST: Charles Wohlforth

Girl Scouts rebuild Crow Pass
Anchorage Girl Scouts rebuild Crow Pass trail in the 1970’s. Photo courtesy Terry Dittman.

 

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Photo courtesy Terry Dittman.
Anchorage Girl Scouts rebuild Crow Pass trail in the 1970’s. Photo courtesy Terry Dittman.
1907s scouts build crow pass trail
Anchorage Girl Scouts rebuild Crow Pass trail in the 1970’s. Photo courtesy Terry Dittman.
1907s scouts build crow pass trail
Anchorage Girl Scouts rebuild Crow Pass trail in the 1970’s. Photo courtesy Terry Dittman.
1907s scouts build crow pass trail
Anchorage Girl Scouts rebuild Crow Pass trail in the 1970’s. Photo courtesy Terry Dittman.
1907s scouts build crow pass trail
Anchorage Girl Scouts rebuild Crow Pass trail in the 1970’s. Photo courtesy Terry Dittman.
1907s scouts build crow pass trail
Anchorage Girl Scouts rebuild Crow Pass trail in the 1970’s. Photo courtesy Terry Dittman.
1907s scouts build crow pass trail
Anchorage Girl Scouts rebuild Crow Pass trail in the 1970’s. Photo courtesy Terry Dittman.