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By July 14, 2016 No Comments

Mt. Edgecumbe Guided Off-Island Hike – August 13, 2016: Last Off-Island Hike of the Season!

Meet Saturday, August 13th at 6:30am at Crescent Harbor for a guided hike on the Mt. Edgecumbe Trail on Kruzof Island. The Allen Marine vessel St. Anastasia will depart Crescent Harbor promptly at 7:00 am and return at approximately 5:45pm. The hike is sold out at this time, but you can get on the waiting list in case of cancellations by calling our office at 907-747-7244. Tickets are $100 to cover transportation by Allen Marine Tours and a membership donation to Sitka Trail Works.

This 13.5 mile round-trip hike is to the summit of the extinct volcano. The elevation gain is 3,000 feet from the trail head to the top. The first four miles gradually rise with the last three being more strenuous.  Timberline is reached at about 2,000 feet and above this the ground is steep and covered by red volcanic ash. Spectacular views of Sitka Sound, Baranof and Kruzof Islands and the crater can be enjoyed from the summit when it’s cloud-free.

Thank you to Allen Marine Tours for partnering for this Sitka Trail Works fund raiser. For more info call Sitka Trail Works at 747-7244.

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