Trailhead Elevation: 3,923 ft.
Distance: 2.4 mi.
Elevation Loss: 2050 ft.
Start Time: 12:48pm
End Time: 1:36pm
My brother David, my oldest son Luke and I set out from the slopeside building atop the Alyeska Tram to hike the north face trail back down to the main lodge. We had an hour to accomplish it before the rest of the group would meet us at the bottom riding the tram. The trail lists at roughly 2.4 miles so we figure we would have plenty of time if we moved well.
|Leaving the trailhead down the north face|
|Just getting started, a nice summary look at the trail and the views|
|Looking down the numerous narrow switchbacks|
|These signs gave us a smile, "Locally Crafted Beer - 1 mile ahead"|
|Small stream crossing at New Year's Creek|
|On the doubletrack ski run heading for the finish|
I have a track and waypoints from the hike all contained in a KML file that you are welcome to download and use (at your own risk).