08/11/2022 – Rusty Point

"Life becomes more meaningful when you realize the simple fact that you'll never get the same moment twice." - Unknown

E. Marquez will lead "Rusty Point" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet in the Prospect Heights trail head for a 6:30 departure.  We will head up the Wolverine trail to the large cairn then diverge and head south to Rusty Point for an out and back.

The Chugach Front Range

08/04/2022 – Upper Highway Route

"The heart has its reasons that reason does not know" Blaise Pascal

Jesse Gobeli will lead "Upper Highway Route" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Rainbow trailhead.   We will be taking the Upper Highway route to the summit ridge directly above the trailhead.   Bring a favorite item of pruning equipment, trail repairs will be made along the way.   We may explore some additional bushwhacking opportunities on the way up or down.

Turnagain Arm

07/28/2022 – Goose Lake Trot

"There are not seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are 7 million." ~by Walt Streightiff

Lee Helzer will lead "Goose Lake Trot" with an estimated duration of 1.5 hours.

Meet in the Goose Lake Park parking lot for a 6:30 departure.  This kid friendly epic will attempt to circumnavigate Goose Lake with an option to swim or standup paddle board upon successful completion of the route.

East Anchorage

07/21/2022 – Rabbit Lake Loop

"It's so much better to promote what you love than to bash what you hate." Jessica Alba

E. Marquez will lead "Rabbit Lake Loop" with an estimated duration of 4.5 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Rabbit Lake trailhead at the end of Canyon Road. We will run the main trail to Rabbit Lake, circumnavigate the lake and ascend the Pass behind the lake before dropping down to Powerline Pass. We will run the Powerline trail back to Peak 2, and ascend up and over the Pass to the trailhead.

The Chugach Front Range

07/14/2022 – Eklutna River Exploration

"Let's just dance in a happy little sky today." ~Bob Ross

Lee Helzer will lead "Eklutna River Exploration" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet in the medium pullout on the left (north) side of Eklutna Lake Road at around mile 2.4 (just past the Ernie Turner Center) at 6:15 for a car shuttle to the Eklutna Lake Trailhead.  We will tour the Eklutna River and exit to our car.

Eklutna

07/07/2022 – P.O.W. / M.I.A.

“The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.” ― Thucydides

Jesse Gobeli will lead "P.O.W. / M.I.A." with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Mile 5+/- pulloff at Eklutna Rd. This will be a summer revisiting of the classic Veteran’s Day epic route. We ascend the trail to the summit of P.O.W./M.I.A. and return.

Eklutna

06/30/2022 – Sweat Lodge

“That’s the duty of the old, to be anxious on behalf of the young. And the duty of the young is to scorn the anxiety of the old.” ― Philip Pullman

E. Marquez will lead "Sweat Lodge" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Falls Creek trailhead. We will follow the old Johnson trail for a mile or two, before heading uphill towards the Indianhouse Ridge. We will cross over a pass, into the Falls Creek valley to complete a circle route.

Turnagain Arm

06/16/2022 – Hiland

“We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

E. Marquez will lead "Hiland" with an estimated duration of 4 hours.

Meet at the South Fork Eagle River trailhead at 6:30 p.m.  We will head up Hunter Pass, then run the ridgeline to Rendezvous, Gordon Lyon and Hiland Mountain.  We will return by the same route.

Eagle River - South

06/09/2022 – Rainbow Circumnavigation

"Just let these big old clouds float around in the sky and have fun. Clouds are about the freest thing in nature." ~ Bob Ross

Lee Helzer will lead "Rainbow Circumnavigation" with an estimated duration of 4 hours.

Meet in the lower lot of McHugh for a 6:30 departure.  We will head up McHugh Lake trail keeping an eye out for lakes to swim in when the heat waves return.  At a low saddle we will hop over into the Rainbow Valley and return via sheep trails and eventually the Turnagain Arm trail.

Turnagain Arm

06/02/2022 – Short Memory

“Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.” ― Michel de Montaigne

Jesse Gobeli will lead "Short Memory" with an estimated duration of 3.5 hours.

Meet at 6:15 p.m. at the Indian trailhead at the end of Boretide Road (Note earlier time).  We will carpool to the Bird Ridge trailhead (small lot) for a 6:30 p.m. start.  We will proceed up the standard route to the high point. From there, we will glissade, posthole, and bushwack directly back to the Indian trailhead.

(N.B.:  This is a reverse attempt of the “Workshop of Horrors” route, abandoned and sworn off in 2019.  The memories of the original participants have softened, facilitating this current attempt, albeit with some lingering trepidation…)

Turnagain Arm

05/26/2022 – Bird Flew (Redux)

"Don't worry. Be happy." ~Bobby McFerrin

E. Marquez will lead "Bird Flew (Redux)" with an estimated duration of 3.5 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Bird Ridge trailhead (the rock quarry mega-lot). We will attempt the ACTUAL “bird flew” route. We will follow Bird Creek to the falls, then we will select a suitable ascent route to the top of Bird Ridge. We will return by the standard route.

Turnagain Arm

05/19/2022 – Bird Flew

"blah blah blah, blah blah blah" ~by Alex Lifeson

Josh A. will lead "Bird Flew" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Bird Ridge trailhead (the rock quarry mega-lot). We will follow Bird Creek to the falls, then we will select a suitable ascent route to the top of Bird Ridge. We will return by the standard route.

Turnagain Arm