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Eagle River Iditarod Trail Sports Vibrant Fall Color

Eroded trail along Eagle River past the Perch .(above)

For more information on the historic Iditarod hiking trail, go to the links below.

Crow Pass Trail with Map Brochure by Alaska DNREagle River Nature Center - Alaska.orgEagle River Nature Center - DNR Brochure

Llamas Do Heavy Lifting for Chugach State Park Trail Crews

A Labor Day post in honor of all those working llamas. About mid-August this summer, three of our llamas packed in about 150 lbs. of gear to assist Chugach State Park with trail maintenance on the Iditard Trail (AKA Crow Pass Trail). We started from the Eagle River Visitor Center and dropped the gear/equipment about Mile 5.5 around the Icicle Creek area. Equipment hauled by llamas included chain saws, fuel, hand tools, camping gear and food (above) .The gear/equipment was stored and locked in a strong (Knaak) box so that trail crews could access it when needed.

Specifically a lower trail just beyond the Perch (Mile 4) is eroding into the river. A new trail has been re-routed above the Perch and will be improved by the trail crew. Crews will also be making trail improvements beyond Icicle Creek. And this answers (partially) another FAQ - What are llamas good for? Answer: They can carry lots of stuff. I like to think of them as a "backpack with four legs."

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