Alaska Chugach State Park (south fork eagle valley to hanging valley)
Trip Type: Hiking
Entry Date: 07/07/2013
Entry Point: Other
Exit Point: Other
Number of Days: 5
Group Size: 2
This is a 5 day hiking trip I did in the Chugach State Park (30 min outside Anchorage) with my wife while visiting family up in Alaska.
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In early July my wife and I visited some family up in Alaska and decided to squeeze in a 5 day backpacking trip in the Chugach State Park which is located right outside of anchorage. Our starting point was at the trailhead of the South Fork of Eagle Valley. We followed the eastern side of the valley before dropping onto the valley floor and crossing the glacial river being fed from Flute glacier further up the valley.
From there we crossed to the other side of the valley and climbed about 600 vertical feet into the mouth of another valley aptly called the Hanging Valley, because it hangs so far above the South Fork valley.