The wife and I are planning a 7-8 day backpacking trip to Alaska at the end of May or first week of June. This will be our first time there so we are very excited. That said, we've had difficulty narrowing our destination choices. Right now we like the idea of doing Kesugi Ridge and Crow Pass. However, we are worried that May/June will be too early in the year to do these trails. We're also concerned that these areas may be too popular or crowded.
Anyone have any insight or suggestions? Here's some basic info on what we've been looking for:
- Great mountain and valley views
- Varied terrain and plant/wildlife
- Glacier sightings, the closer the better
- Relative seclusion (ideally, we wouldn't see any other people at all)
- Opportunities for some non-technical mountain climbing
We are both in good health and fitness so that isn't much of a concern. Also, we've had experience hiking and camping in Colorado....though we are certainly not survival experts by any means.
Help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!