03/04/2021 – Sweat Lodge

"The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down." A. Whitney Brown

E. Marquez will lead "Sweat Lodge " with an estimated duration of 2.5 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Falls Creek trailhead.  We will follow the old Johnson trail for a ways, then head uphill towards Indianhouse until we intersect with the standard trail.  We will descend back to the Johnson trail for a figure 9 route.

Turnagain Arm

02/25/2021 – Wolverine

:The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions." Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

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

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Prospect Heights trailhead.  This will be an out and back to Wolverine Peak.

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The Chugach Front Range

02/18/2021 – Eagle River Greenbelt

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all” - Oscar Wilde

Lee Helzer will lead "Eagle River Greenbelt" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet at the Eagle River Greenbelt day use area just south of Eagle River before the Briggs Bridge off Eagle River Loop Road for a 6:30 departure.  We will adventure upstream and return via the Lower Eagle River Trail.

http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/misc/ergbap/ergbap.htm

 

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Eagle River - South

02/11/2021 – Smooth on the Edges

"We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them." Khalil Gibran

E. Marquez will lead "Smooth on the Edges" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Prospect Heights trailhead.   We will take the main trail to just before Woverine.  Then we will plunge into the forest and ascend towards Rusty Point. From there, we will head directly cross country to the main cairn on the Wolverine trail, and return via the main trail.  Snowshoes are highly recommended.

The Chugach Front Range

02/04/2021 – Falls Creek exploration

“All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.” St. Francis Of Assisi

Jesse Gobeli will lead "Falls Creek exploration" with an estimated duration of 2.5 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Falls Creek trailhead on the Seward Highway.  We will head up the main trail to explore the valley as far as conditions permit.  Microspikes and snowshoes may be required.

Turnagain Arm

01/28/2021 – Return to McMurdo

"Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content." — Louis L'Amour

Lee Helzer will lead "Return to McMurdo" with an estimated duration of 4 hours.

Meet at Glen Alps for a 6:30 departure.  We will re-attempt last week’s Epic to Hidden Lake.  Snow shoes, ski goggles, and general high wind gear may be advisable.

01/21/2021 – Hidden Lake

01/21/2021 – Hidden Lake

Unexplained enormous snow drift.

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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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The Chugach Front Range

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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