01/20/2022 – Campbell Creek Loop

"We must constantly build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear" ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

E. Marquez will lead "Campbell Creek Loop" with an estimated duration of 2.5 hours.

Meet at Prospect trailhead for a 6:30 departure.  We’ll make a loop by taking Wolverine Peak trail to Middle Fork then return via the Powerline.

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01/13/2022 – Hemlock Burn trail loop

"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all." ~by Aristotle

Anne Ver Hoef will lead "Hemlock Burn trail loop" with an estimated duration of 2.5 hours.

Meet at 6:30pm Prospect Trailhead.  We will likely head uphill on the new Hemlock Burn trail to Glen Alps and then back down the Powerline or other small trails.  Microspikes may be desired – depending on if we get new snow.  There are some slick spots, but not many.

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12/30/2021 – Knee Deep

"It's a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water." Franklin P. Jones

E. Marquez will lead "Knee Deep" with an estimated duration of 2.5 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the trailhead at the end of Basher Road at Stuckagain Heights.   We will proceed up the trail to Near Point and back.

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12/23/2021 – Wrapping it Up

"I am as light as a feather, I am as happy as an angel, I am as merry as a school-boy. I am as giddy as a drunken man. A merry Christmas to every-body! A happy New Year to all the world! Hallo here! Whoop! Hallo!” ― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

Jesse Gobeli will lead "Wrapping it Up" with an estimated duration of 2.5 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Weigh Station just south of Potter Marsh.  We will jump onto the Turnagain Arm trail, follow the trail for a mile or so, then bushwhack uphill for a ways, then head downhill and back to the trail.

Turnagain Arm

12/16/2021 – FTC 52

Lee Helzer will lead "FTC 52" with an estimated duration of 2 hours.

Meet at the Glen Alps parking lot for a 6:30pm sharp departure.  We will casually hike up Flattop via the standard trail and celebrate Lee and Josh’s successful completion of the 2021 FTC 52 challenge.  Ice axe and micro spikes recommended.

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12/09/2021 – Peak 2

“A learned fool is more a fool than an ignorant fool.” Moliere

E. Marquez will lead "Peak 2" with an estimated duration of 2.5 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Rabbit Lake trailhead at the end of Canyon road.   We will take the trail up the backside of Flattop, then traverse to Peak 2 and beyond before descending directly to the main trail for the return.

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12/02/2021 – Raspberry Run

"Social media made y'all way too comfortable with disrespecting people and not getting punched in the face for it." ~Mike Tyson

Lee Helzer will lead "Raspberry Run" with an estimated duration of 2.5 hours.

Meet for a 6:30 departure at the Raspberry Parking area in Kincaid.  We will explore a mix of all the trail types Kincaid has to offer including wooded, beach, ridge, and sand dunes.

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11/25/2021 – Thanksgiving Day Epic

"I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual." Henry David Thoreau

Jesse Gobeli will lead "Thanksgiving Day Epic" with an estimated duration of 2.5 hours.

Meet at 9:00 a.m. (Note earlier time than usual) at the Jodhpur trailhead at Kincaid Park.   We will complete a loop route including the sand dunes, beaches, and bluff trail.

West Anchorage

11/18/2021 – Hillside and Campbell Trail Mix

"The trail was bad, and I felt half mad, but I swore I would not give in" ~excerpt from 'The Cremation of Sam McGee' (by Robert Service)

E. Marquez will lead "Hillside and Campbell Trail Mix" with an estimated duration of 2.5 hours.

Meet at 6:30 pm in the Hillside Park parking lot on Abbott Road. We will tour a mix of snowy trails including the Moose Ridge Trail and others in the vicinity of Campbell Airstrip.

East Anchorage

11/11/2021 – You Are Not Forgotten

While only one day of the year is dedicated solely to honoring our veterans, Americans must never forget the sacrifices that many of our fellow countrymen have made to defend our country and protect our freedoms. ~Randy Neugebauer

Lee Helzer will lead "You Are Not Forgotten" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet at 6:15pm in the parking area at the start of Eklutna Lake road. Due to limited space we will carpool to a 4ish car gravel pullout at about mile 4.5 on Eklutna Lake Road by electric pole 74. We will then hike up the road to electric pole 85 where we will depart the road and head up to Gold Star Peak then head over to Mount POW/MIA, pay homage, and return. Micro-spikes recommended. Please allow extra time for traffic delays.

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One of Anchorage’s largest single day snow fall amounts in the past 60 years along with a semi tanker sliding backwards and an SUV wreck didn’t deter two Epicers from reaching the Mount P.O.W/M.I.A. summit on Veterans Day.


11/04/2021 – Rusty

“It is all one to me where I begin; for I shall come back again there.” Parmenides

Jesse Gobeli will lead "Rusty " with an estimated duration of 2.5 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Prospect Heights trailhead.  We will take the main trail to middle fork trail until just below Rusty Point.  Then we will ascend to the prominent boulder, before traversing towards the bowl beneath Wolverine and an alternate return route.

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