01/21/2021 – Hidden Lake

"They say it takes hardship, boy to let you love the rest. Sometimes underneath the load is where I show my best" ~M Houser

Josh A. will lead "Hidden Lake" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Glen Alps trailhead. We will run to Hidden Lake, explore the frozen lake, and return.

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01/14/2021 – Judgement Call

"quote" ~by whom

E. Marquez will lead "Judgement Call" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet at 6:30 pm at the Hillside Park trailhead on Abbott Road. The route will head towards the North Bivouac trailhead, follow the Tank Trail for a ways, take a mix of trails towards the Botanical Garden,…and, ultimately, loop back to the start.

There is a possibility we will encounter unfrozen marsh.

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East Anchorage

01/07/2021 – Low Tide

“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.” ― Robert Frost

Jesse Gobeli will lead "Low Tide" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Point Woronzof (wastewater treatment plant parking lot).  We will proceed along a mix of singletrack trails towards Kincaid Park chalet.   Then, we will descend to the beach and run the tidal flats dodging ice formations.

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West Anchorage

12/31/2020 – Free Show

"While I relish our warm months, winter forms our character and brings out our best." — Tom Allen

Lee Helzer will lead "Free Show" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet at Prospect Heights Trailhead for a 6:30 departure.  We will ascend Near Point via No Man’s Land trail.  We will return via the standard route while hopefully gazing down on the downtown fireworks show that starts at 8:30pm.

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12/24/2020 – Winter Wonderland

"Joy to the world, the Lord has come Let earth receive her King Let every heart prepare Him room And heaven and nature sing," Isaac Watts

E. Marquez will lead "Winter Wonderland" with an estimated duration of 2 hours.

Meet at 9:00 a.m. (NOTE EARLIER TIME) at the Hillside trailhead off Abbott Road for the Christmas Eve Morning Epic.  We will follow trails to North Bivouac, then along the powerline to Basher, then to the Lost Cabin and Prospect Heights, and then the gasline trail back to the start.

East Anchorage

12/17/2020 – Bunny Boots

"To attain knowledge, add things everyday. To attain wisdom, remove things every day." ~ Lao Tzu

Lee Helzer will lead "Bunny Boots" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet for a 6:30 departure at the Rabbit Lake Trailhead.  The route will ascend the backside of Flattop and will continue on the ridge to Peak 3. In the Peak 3 vicinity we will descend to the Rabbit Lake Trail and return to the trail head.

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12/10/2020 – 20th Anniversary

“I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves.” ― Ludwig Wittgenstein

Jesse Gobeli will lead "20th Anniversary" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

This is the 20th Anniversary Epic!  Over 1,000 Epics and counting!

Meet at 6:15 p.m. (note earlier time) at the Windy Corner trailhead.  From there, we will carpool back to the Potter Marsh Weigh Station for a 6:30 p.m. start.  We will run the 9 miles of the Turnagain Arm trail.

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12/03/2020 – Nintendo Hill Out and Back

"Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved." Ralph Waldo Emerson

E. Marquez will lead "Nintendo Hill Out and Back" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Prospect Heights trailhead.  We will run along the powerline trail past Glen Alps, then take the turnoff to O’Malley Gulley and ascend Nintendo Hill.  We will return by the same route.

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11/26/2020 – Thanksgiving Virtual Epic

"Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion." ~Edward Abbey

Rob DeVelice will lead "Thanksgiving Virtual Epic" with an estimated duration of 1.5 hours.

Head out wherever (and whenever) your heart, desires, and/or capabilities lead (with proper social distancing). Please enter information on what you did in the comments.

Happy Thanksgiving!

West Anchorage

11/19/2020 – Stockwell Fairwell

"Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end." ~by Seneca

Lee Helzer will lead "Stockwell Fairwell" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet at Glen Alps for for a 6:30 departure.  We’ll head up Nintendo Hill and make a brief visit to Little O’Malley before cross the Ballfield.  After the Ballfield we will plunge into the dense dwarf hemlocks and snow drifts.  After some most excellent snow turtling we’ll return via Williwaw Lakes and Middle Fork trails. 

There is an alternate return route for a full-value +1 hour finish to truly celebrate Brent’s last Epic before starting a new chapter in Wisconsin.

Brent Stockwell - Last Minute Epic

Brent Stockwell - Last Minute Epic, 3/15/2018

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11/12/2020 – 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 4 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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11/05/2020 – Green Lake / Black Lake

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer." Albert Camus

Jesse Gobeli will lead "Green Lake / Black Lake" with an estimated duration of 2.5 hours.

Meet at the Glen Alps trailhead at 6:30 p.m.   This will be an out and back jog with an intermission to explore the frozen Green and Black lakes.

The Chugach Front Range