Bomber Traverse. When I lived in Jackson, I was an avid skimo racer and spent most of the fall and winter preparing for and competing in races all over the west. A few old storm snow avalanches were noted throughout…one appeared to have broken into the persistent weak layer but the rest did not. I pulled out Taylor’s old GPS, preloaded with hut coordinates. Bomber Traverse - Part Deux. Overall a beautiful day and a thoroughly worthy hike. At the pass, Alaska unfolded down the Pennyroyal glacier below. My mission: finally completing the Bomber Traverse, a 20-mile loop in the Talkeetna Mountains anchored by a hut system. This route is about 22 miles and 7,500 vertical feet. Whether it was my beacon or GoPro or the deep elfin magic of the hills, the damn thing couldn’t give me a bearing to save it’s life, swinging it’s little arrow about wildly. A nuclear-capable strategic bomber, similar to the ones that delivered their atom-splitting payloads over Japan in August 1945. We completed the traverse in about 15.5 hours with around 2 hours of breaks total. Maximum of 5 megabytes per image. After ten hours, fifty minutes, and 25 years we arrived. So on day eight we toured the Bomber Traverse. Breaking trail up the Pennyroyal glacier with a trick up my sleeve. I can’t remember the last time that I carried more than 20 lbs in a pack. Huts are new to us. Personally I enjoyed the Mint-Bomber Traverse more, but both variations have their appeal. Find a map of Bomber Traverse here. In August 2012, a group of four hikers–including myself–set out from the MCA Rainery (Mint) Hut to climb Backdoor Gap, cross Pennyroyal and Bomber Glaciers, and return to our cars via the Reed Lakes trail. Backdoor gap was surprisingly great snow and was an easy skin. Here Elisabeth is topping out on Tenemint Gap to reach the top of the Penny Royal Glacier after climbing a long and steep gully directly above the Mint Hut. Next day take side trip to Cable Mountain or Deertrap Mountain overlooks, or East Mesa Trail. It was cold. Bomber Traverse. Patrick, Your email address will not be published. Cheers Wwith the long daylight hours, Jack wanted to forego heavy packs and the leisure of time for a blitz style grunt. One team member got sick and few others were slow and hence we had to skip over 3 of the summits. Tom was a mainstay of the Hatcher Pass Lodge and skiing advocate I met in the 1980's who skied all over the Talkeetnas. With the heaviest pack’s we’d carry for the trip, we set off around 8 am under the curious scrutiny of a boyscout troupe camped in the parking lot. As I looked down the 2,000ft plus morraine field I was again so thankful that it wasn't raining. Though the snowpack was hardly deep at the oddly low altitude of 2000’, a strong refreeze made for relatively quick travel up the valley. An all-season 18 mile trek through the southern Talkeetnas that rolls over at least two mountain passes and two glaciers, in winter it is often attacked as a 2-3 day mountain ski tour. The Bomber Traverse is a Southcentral backcountry must-do. GTA officials evacuated the building shortly after finding a handwritten bomb threat in a middle school classroom Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., said Grand Traverse County Undersheriff Nate Alger. Completed the Bomber Traverse in a day and a half. Did not see any new avalanche activity on traverse. The Zion Traverse follows a well-defined, established route on well-used trails. Tag: Bomber Traverse 25-27. Skinned into Mint Hut the evening of the 9th. I would guess that its about 15-18 miles long, with about a 5,000 foot gain throughout the day. We did the Snowbird-Bomber Traverse in 2.5 days. Please upload photos below. Threat does not explicitly mention bomb. Completed the Bomber Traverse in a day and a half. Snow was mostly sun crust at Mint but we did not go onto the glacier. Backpacking an extended version of the Bomber Traverse through the Talkeetna Mountains in Hatchers Pass. Seth Holden Hut Construction – 25 June to 9 July, 2018. It’s not a standalone guide, but will supplement what you’ll find in Joe Stock’s book, which is worth your money whether you want to ski in Alaska or not. Stunning weather – looks like you lucked out. Five friends and I begin a modified version of the Bomber Traverse in the Talkeetna Range, Alaska. I love walking on glaciers. We were ready. Our five-day traverse began at the end of Archangel Road with a long climb up to tiny notch in the jagged granite spires above the Lane Glacier. Backdoor gap was surprisingly great snow and was an easy skin. Our destination was the Talkeetna mountains, we wanted to complete a variation of the Bomber traverse. To our astonishment, the shade of the Northerly slope down the glacier sheltered several inches of recrystallized powder snow. You … Plus, because it requires extra work to access, in some places the snow remains untouched late in the day. Length of Route: 15 miles. Up Valley Way near the Madison Hut. Tags: adventure • airbnb • alaska • bomber traverse • bomber traverse in winter • bomber traverse on skis • Skiing • taylor • Travel. View from Bomber Glacier, Hatcher Pass, AK. We also hedged by booking an Airbnb in Palmer for the week. When we set out we expecte… Idaho, United States, North America . I want to go ultra light. Here, the real skiing would begin. We completed the traverse in about 15.5 hours with around 2 hours of breaks total. While stopping five miles in to drink and snack near the open Little Susitna creek, Taylor dropped her pack and collapsed the snowpack with a startlingly loud whoomph. road 3 miles up South Leigh Canyon, ... or continue to the Bomber and Mint huts for the 20-mile Bomber Traverse, a locals’ favorite. Sawtooth Traverse in a Day. I have always been fond of the Talkeetna mountains and this seemed like the perfect trip for Leisha and Jacob. Man weight. It depends on your skill level, so be realistic with your start time. After seven days of touring Elisabeth wasn't tired at all. A 78-mile high route through Rocky Mountain National Park and the Indian Peaks & James Peak Wilderness Areas, with a mix of high ridgelines, airy peaks, deep canyons, and colorful meadows. There was hope, and I was skiing in Alaska. It begins near the locally famed touring zone of Hatcher Pass and cuts a modest circle of 20-ish miles and 6000’ across two passes. The photos are stunning. Belgium’s bomb disposal unit said the device was of professional quality. The uncertainty of it all--a thick sheet of ice supporting my weight--is a vivid reminder of how small I am, and of how powerful the Earth is. It’s what the Canadians and the Euros call ‘complex terrain’. DAY OF THE TRAVERSE: You will be either starting or ending your day in the dark. We were carrying a 25 pounds back pack. Please come out for a day or the weekend to help with painting and other various tasks. After snapping some photos, we skied down the glacier to the valley (a remnant glacier, safely devoid of crevasses) and contoured our way to the downright Icelandic-appearing Bomber hut. The cracks from the collapse ran half a kilometer up valley, a good reminder of the continental-type snowpack of the Talkeetnas and the crazy/dangerous spacial variability that such snow can have. "Death to all and I shall rule the world." The D-Day landings on June 6, 1944 in Normandy are famous for being one of the costliest military operations in American history. I reached out and touched the metal. TheLaw Save Add photos See all photos 5329 Hits; 78.27 % Score; 9 Votes Log in to vote. This trek is an Alaskan stunner and has all the trimmings of an epic hike, but be warned it comes with its dangers including steep, loose boulder & scree slopes, and glacier crossings. Overall a beautiful day and a thoroughly worthy hike. Finding that lightweight gear and no tent made for a lighter pack, I loaded myself down with a flask of whiskey and a six pack of beer. The Bomber. Trip report: one-day winter Presidential Traverse, January 2013 This blog post is a detailed accounting of a hike Alissa and I did this past Saturday, January 12th 2013. Posted on July 9, 2018 September 6, 2020 by David in Full Day or Multi-Day Hike. The aircraft, a trainer conversion of a B-29 four-engine bomber, and its crew were with the 5040th Radar Evaluation Squadron based at Elmendorf Air Force Base at Anchorage. Access: Snowmobile or skin an unplowed F.S. It could have caused a sizable explosion and panic in the crowd, estimated at 25,000 people, that had gathered that day in the French town of Villepinte, north of Paris. Round trip flights were cheap ($350), the drive to Palmer is short (1 hour), and next thing we knew it we were packing our gear on a lawn under towering Matanuska peak. Camp 5: East Rim Trail, at-large camping on the plateau again. This video covers day 4-6 and is spent between Seth Holden, Dnigi, and … We headed out of town after lunch on a Friday afternoon. Travel up a short, boulder-filled, and isothermal slope that those clearly lacking in creativity call ‘heartbreak hill’ brought us to below Tenemint peak and Backdoor Gap, the pass that we planned to cross the next day. So happy you guys got to experience all that. reprinted with kind permission from the artist. Please provide details to help us determine the weather and snowpack during the time this observation took place. Pfiffner Traverse. Updated July 2020, Hiking the Mint-Bomber Traverse was originally written in July 2018. See all 80 photos for the 2019 Chevrolet Traverse interior from U.S. News & World Report. Lindholm Mike Morganson JP Ingenbrightsen Jeff Arndt Rob DeVelice 5 starters. September 24, 2020 GMT. We had paid our dues to the Alaska Mountaineering Club, which operates two of the huts, and the forecast was good. It begins near the locally famed touring zone of Hatcher Pass and cuts a modest circle of 20-ish miles and 6000’ across two passes. But I was not in a museum, or at an airfield or airshow. Tom was a mainstay of the Hatcher Pass Lodge and skiing advocate I met in the 1980's who skied all over the Talkeetnas. Thanks Patrick this was fun and exciting to read. Some people can complete it in 12 hours, some people will take 18+ hours. It begins near the locally famed touring zone of Hatcher Pass and cuts a modest circle of 20-ish miles and 6000’ across two passes. On this day, they were on a routine radar-calibration training mission that was to last about 10 hours. This trail includes steep, loose boulder and scree slopes, and glaciers. It depends on your skill level, so be realistic with your start time. Snow on the Bomber glacier looked more wind affected but hard to tell from far away. Bomber Glacier. Hiking the Mint-Bomber Traverse in Alaska’s Talkeetna Mountians. BONUS HIKE. A Michigan Republican Party office in Traverse City was briefly evacuated after a man carrying a sign denigrating President Donald Trump entered and made a bomb threat. The “traverse” is actually multiple routes: Hikers can start on trails up Glacier Creek (the approach to Snowbird Glacier), Reed Lakes, or Goldmint Trail. With seating for up to eight, † best-in-class cargo space and features to help keep you entertained and safe, this midsize SUV lets you make the most of every drive. It was foreign, but it felt good. Hi Jan, Distance: 32 miles Time: 2-3 days Difficulty: Difficult. The classic traverse hits the Mint, Bomber and Snowbird huts during the course of the 32 km journey. The Bomber Traverse provides the challenge of the former. Following is a delightful artistic trip report on Alaska’s Bomber Traverse Circuit. DAY OF THE TRAVERSE: You will be either starting or ending your day in the dark. As you get near the head of the valley, the trail starts heading uphill. Intuition led us towards a small frozen lake and I soon spotted the nearly buried hut. The tip of Longs Peak can be seen on the skyline, far right. I love feeling as if I've walked my way to another planet. Still, I trusted it’s judgment that the hut was just 0.1 miles away. The best way to do the Bomber Traverse is to start at the Gold Mint Valley trailhead and ski up the 8 mile mellow trail to the headwall which hut entries lovingly refer to as “Heartbreak Hill”- it’s not near as bad as Denali’s Heartbreak Hill – but the final 1000′ in 1 mile will kick your butt if you’re not in shape. The following morning, several options presented themselves to us: return to (pseudo) civilization that day via the Bomber glacier and Reed Lakes, walk to Mint hut and return to the car the following day or stay another night at Bomber hut and explore the immediate area while waiting for the bad weather to pass. It could have caused a sizable explosion and panic in the crowd, estimated at 25,000 people, that had gathered that day in the French town of Villepinte, north of Paris. You can find our MountainLessons route beta and an annotated map of the area HERE. If you’re determined it can be done in 2 long days as long as your fit. Others will stretch it into 3-4 days. Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen speaks during a visit to the Penghu Magong military air base in outlying Penghu Island, Taiwan Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Snow was mostly sun crust at Mint but we did not go onto the glacier. I had to do something about that. No roller balls or wet slides yet…prime conditions! The Pfiffner Traverse is a 77-mile backpacking high route that follows the … Enjoy! Snowbird has excellent conditions for skiing! The Bomber Traverse. It’s a hell of a thing to be inside, and to eat your tuna helper while perusing hut paraphernalia (literally, glasswork) and reading the absurd library in archive there. Snowbird-Bomber forms a loop since it starts and ends at the Reed Lakes Trailhead, and Mint-Bomber is … Departing from the Mint Trailhead at 8:30 a.m., May Day, 2011 we embarked on the journey Tom Murphy had described 25 years ago. The Bomber Traverse is a ski loop outside of Palmer, AK, in the Talkeetna mountains. --Bruce Bindner The Bomber Traverse, which wraps through some of the Talkeetna’s high peaks, is a gateway into this wild, humbling mountain range. Number of Days: 7 (very reasonable in 4 days, could be done in 3 days with out much problem). But instead of heading to the Bomber Hut on the second day we’d peel off the opposite direction and traverse into the Hobbit Creek drainage, climb over one of several high passes into the upper Peters Creek drainage, thread passes to the Black Prospect mine site, and eventually walk out to the Hatcher Pass road and thumb a ride back to our car. The “traverse” is actually multiple routes: Hikers can start on trails up Glacier Creek (the approach to Snowbird Glacier), Reed Lakes, or Goldmint Trail. Grand Traverse Academy's school board policy states board members can suspend or expel a student in sixth grade or higher who makes a bomb threat. DAY 1 : Mint Hut. Illustrations by Emma Longcope, American Alpine Club. Taylor had a lot of fair questions about Alaska; “Are there bears?”; “Do we need bear spray?”; “Wouldn’t a gun be better?” (No, no, and no). As I looked down the 2,000ft plus morraine field I was again so thankful that it wasn't raining. It just looked too good to pass up a second day skiing up there. In bad weather and off course a B-29 bomber crashed on what is now known as the Bomber Glacier on November 15, 1957. Date: July 19th to July 25th. Idaho, United States, North America. Asulkan Glacier – Seven Steps to Paradise – 25 Apr, 2019; Posted on July 22, 2017 March 6, 2019 by David Crane (DCrane Photo) in Full Day or Multi-Day Hike. Getting There: In the Matsu valley of Hatcher Pass about 56 miles from Anchroage AK. I want to do it again in 1 day. We just plain don’t have mountains that look like theirs down in the lower 48. View fullsize. The scenery was stunning, as was our poor adaptation to carrying heavy packs. The Draw: If you’re up for a 10-minute traverse, the Spellbound Bowl is the epitome of Crested Butte’s terrain: ridiculously steep and home to some wild rock features. I shoot for fixed terrain in less time or as much terrain in the available day light/energy level. Belgium’s bomb disposal unit said the device was of professional quality. I made some turns that evening scouting the route up the pass. From Paiute Pass, looking north down Thunderbolt Creek. Baronet GCB OBE AFC, genannt Bomber-Harris, (* 13. Student calls in false bomb threat in order to disrupt classes and get the day off. The Bomber Traverse is a classic ski route in winter and a classic hiking route in summer. I made this video of the time spent out in the Talkeetna Mountains constructing the Seth Holden hut. No roller balls or wet slides yet…prime conditions! After scanning frantically about to make sure we hadn’t collapsed a mountainside above us, we realized that we were on a bench of snow that was undermined by creek braids and was deeply faceted. As it is a short hour and a half drive north of Anchorage in the Talkeetna mountains. We had a few adventures along the way. Bomber Traverse. It was nice and crisp as we made our way down the Mint valley. Required fields are marked *, I first learned about the Bomber Traverse while doing something that I often do: reading a guidebook while sitting on the toilet. This is a short day at about five miles but about 2,500 ft of climbing to go up onto the Snowbird Glacier. "How do you distinguish between being off-route and putting up a first ascent?" Research the 2019 Chevrolet Traverse with our expert reviews and ratings. Speeding through elegant ski traverses here in Alaska is a fun distraction for those of us prone to such shenanigans. Completed the Bomber Traverse in a day and a half. The Bomber Traverse, which wraps through some of the Talkeetna’s high peaks, is a gateway into this wild, humbling mountain range. We did the Presidential Traverse, a fairly well-known hike that encompasses climbing up and down all the mountains named after US presidents in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. As you read in the last post, I gave it a fair go while traveling through some unfamiliar terrain for me. TRAVERSE CITY — Students were released early from Grand Traverse Academy on Friday following a potential bomb threat later found to be not credible. We did it over 2 days with five more team members. Some people can complete it in 12 hours, some people will take 18+ hours. From the Bomber glacier we went up and over another short pass and were then above the Upper Reed Lake. Taiwan: China’s military flew surveillance planes on 3 days. And I love how a living, shifting, moving force feels below my feet. Backpacking an extended version of the Bomber Traverse through the Talkeetna Mountains in Hatchers Pass. And such a tiny place, maybe ten by thirty by fifteen feet, is buried by the winter’s snowpack and is so dwarfed by mountains uncommon to an Oregonian’s experience. May 14, 2019 - Mint Bomber Traverse hooks up w/ golden mint trail near hatchers pass, chugach ntl forest, 16+ miles, 3 days, glaciers & crashed Bomber plane Descend down onto the Snowbird Glacier and hike across the bare ice to the Snowbird Hut. Skinned into Mint Hut the evening of the 9th. Taylor and I gambled, buying our flights in February and praying that Joe Stock’s predictions about the good weather and snow of the spring season would bear fruit. Backdoor gap was surprisingly great snow and was an easy skin. Sir Arthur Travers Harris, 1. We planned to cross a pass between the glaciers known as “Bomber in a Day Gap” because it allows a truncated version of the Bomber Traverse that shaves some time and distance from the full traverse. Bomber Traverse. It is about 8 miles … The first day of the typical route and itinerary begins at the Goldmint Trailhead and travels nearly flat terrain for seven to eight miles before climbing 1500’ in a final mile to the epically nestled Mint Hut. The Tactical Crime Division, a specialized unit of the FBI, handles the toughest cases in the most remote locations. We then stopped at the Bomber Hut. Departing from the Mint Trailhead at 8:30 a.m., May Day, 2011 we embarked on the journey Tom Murphy had described 25 years ago. This would remove Bomber Pass/Glacier and Reed Lakes from your route. Make a purchase from our Affiliate Partners and CNFAIC will receive a portion of the sales. On our second day at the Bomber, we decided to skin back up to our prior day’s descent on the Pennyroyal glacier. Your email address will not be published. Four of the 10 man crew survived. Also the distances are in total. Sawtooth Traverse in a Day. Bomber Traverse After ten hours, fifty minutes, and 25 years we arrived. Under blue skies, Denali and Foraker glowed pink in the distance and peaks reached in all directions. They were South facing and a bit crunchy, but in the shade the snow was almost powdery. Day 130-132 – Bomber Traverse – July 1st-3rd, 2011 Happy Canada Day! The Bomber Traverse is a Southcentral backcountry must-do. The trail is fairly well marked, and the first day's walk is very easy for 90% of it. I didn't have the optimal gear for giving it my best effort. Getting even: Bomber inverts power relationship between himself and the target. The Bomber Traverse is a ski loop outside of Palmer, AK, in the Talkeetna mountains. Thomas is a couchsurfer that lives in Anchorage, we had met up a few times in town for lunch and finally got the chance to do a backpacking trip together. Alaska State Troopers on Thursday announced that they successfully retrieved the remains of a deceased hiker from the Penny Royal Glacier in Hatcher Pass on Wednesday. This video covers day 4-6 and … I just did the traverse last weekend. Scenes from our 4 day ski traverse of the Talkeetna mountains, staying at the Mint, Bomber and Snowbird huts. The Bomber Traverse is a ski loop outside of Palmer, AK, in the Talkeetna mountains. No roller balls or wet slides yet…prime conditions! Sawtooth Range. Jan 13, 2019 - This autumn we chose to expand on a popular trek in the Talkeetna Mountains north of our home in Anchorage. Skinned into Mint Hut the evening of the 9th. Bomber Traverse 25 Mile Talkeetna Mountains July 20 J.T. We were saved from the prospect of horrible skiing under heavy loads and endowed with optimism about the quality of the trip’s skiing. Team photo, Bomber hut. What time of the year did you do this trip? We then stopped at the Bomber Hut. Usually a lot less. "I've put a bomb in the school set to go off at 10:00. Maps & Guidebooks. But unless something is done to stop the DNR from opening it up to winter motorized traffic the nature of the route will change drastically from a world-class ski tour to … When I saw the stats and the photos in my moment of porcelain zen, I had two thoughts: “that looks awesome”, and “we are definitely capable of doing that”. Very concise with beautiful pics. This is big country. 1 of 3 . If you think a public avalanche center is important please support our organization. Ideally, I’d say 4 days and 3 nights (the first and last days being half days) would be ideal allowing you to sleep at Snowbird Hut, Bomber … It’s clearly possible to ski in a day (and it has been many times), but three huts situated around the loop make it equally well-suited to going heavy and skiing the surrounding terrain. April 1892 in Cheltenham; † 5. In front of me, a broken and weathered engine of a TB-29 Superfortress. Burn down the school!" Some time ago, I heard about. We were there in the second week of April during a an average-to-low snow year. Experienced hikers should be confident in bouldering, glacier crossings and route finding. Edmunds also has Chevrolet Traverse pricing, MPG, specs, pictures, safety features, consumer reviews and more. We didn’t have any alternative plans, and with Turnagain Arm and other options a bit far away, we’d probably have to hike and fish if it didn’t pan out. It seemed like a good place for a hut, but there was none to be found. Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Arthur Travers Harris, 1st Baronet GCB OBE AFC (13 April 1892 – 5 April 1984), commonly known as "Bomber" Harris by the press and often within the RAF as "Butcher" Harris, was Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C) RAF Bomber Command during the height of the Anglo-American strategic bombing campaign against Nazi Germany in the Second World War. The 'Bomber Traverse' immediately came to mind. Route & General Observations. Bomber Traverse Trip Report. The following morning, several options presented themselves to us: return to (pseudo) civilization that day via the Bomber glacier and Reed Lakes, walk to Mint hut and return to the car the following day or stay another night at Bomber hut and explore the immediate area while waiting for the bad weather to pass. Student places this threat on his website. In a perfect world, I'd be doing the traverse in four days so I … It was fair because Alaska is big, it’s remote, and everything that makes it awesome also makes it a bit intimidating. From a last-minute day trip with your family to a solo weekend getaway, Traverse has your journey covered. With this in mind, the weather, conditions and days off finally collided last weekend and I geared up for a go on the Bomber Traverse, a typically multi-day hut to hut traverse through the Talkeetna Mountains near Hatcher Pass. And order a clear day from the weatherman: The views of the Grand, Middle and South Tetons are outrageous. Skins let to ski crampons led to boot crampons and we made hasty work of the pass as the sunny heat started to soften the snow on the rocky slabs around us. I broke trail back up the glacier with beautiful weather and just perfect snow. An oatmeal morning fueled by instant coffee had us heading up Backdoor gap around eight in the morning, climbing into the sun that hits the face hours before it reaches the hut. An all-season 18 mile trek through the southern Talkeetnas that rolls over at least two mountain passes and two glaciers, in winter it is often attacked as a 2-3 day mountain ski tour. Trip report: one-day winter Presidential Traverse, January 2013 This blog post is a detailed accounting of a hike Alissa and I did this past Saturday, January … Follow the Golden Mint Trail. After somewhat unexpectedly running the last eight peaks of the Grand Traverse—the Grand Teton (via Upper Exum Ridge), Middle Teton, South Teton, Ice Cream Cone, Gilkey Tower, Spalding Tower, Cloudveil Dome, and New Perce—on my birthday, Tuesday August 2nd, without my foot totally blowing up, I texted my buddy Jason Dorais the next day and wondered if he would want to come up to … Reaching the pass by way of Ueli-Stecking quickly across a small, spooky-feeling piece of snow, I was reminded that. Make your way through the backcountry on a hut-to-hut adventure. View from Bomber Glacier, Hatcher Pass, AK. From the Bomber glacier we went up and over another short pass and were then above the Upper Reed Lake. The Bomber Traverse Betsy, George Anne and I were all super psyched to head out of Anchorage and into Hatcher Pass to do the Bomber Traverse. Thanks for sharing this, looking forward to part 2! Monday, April 13, 2015 at 03:41PM. 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