09/16/2021 – Peak 1145 (3757)

Lee Helzer will lead "Peak 1145 (3757)" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet at the main Eklutna Lake parking area near the boat launch for a 6:30 departure.  We will cross the dam and head up to the high point 1145 and follow the ridge west for as long as time allows.  We will return via bushwhacking along the Eklutna River.

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Eklutna

09/09/2021 – 2680

“There is nothing more to be said or to be done tonight, so hand me over my violin and let us try to forget for half an hour the miserable weather and the still more miserable ways of our fellowmen.” Arthur Conan Doyle

Jesse Gobeli will lead "2680" with an estimated duration of 4.5 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Peter’s Creek trailhead (end of Malcolm Drive).  We will take the standard route up Bear Mountain, then descend the opposite ridge.  Our destination will be the aesthetic yet seldom climbed point 2680.   From there we will climb to Eklutna Peak and return to the trailhead.

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Peters Creek

09/02/2021 – North Suicide

Brent Stockwell will lead "North Suicide" with an estimated duration of 4 hours.

Note: 6:00pm start.

Meet for a 6:00pm departure from the Rabbit Creek trailhead.  We will take the standard route up North Suicide and leave the option for a South Suicide ascent if participants are willing.  We may experience termination dust.

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The Chugach Front Range

08/26/2021 – McHugh Ridge Loop

E. Marquez will lead "McHugh Ridge Loop" with an estimated duration of 3.5 hours.

Meet at Rabbit Creek trailhead for a 6:30 departure.  We will take the main trail for a mile or so then head south to McHugh Ridge.  From the ridge we will descend down to the McHugh Lake Tail and loop around back to our cars.

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The epic route was shortened/rerouted due to a key delay.

The Chugach Front Range

08/12/2021 – Falls Creek Loop

"What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value" Thomas Paine

E. Marquez will lead "Falls Creek Loop" with an estimated duration of 3.5 hours.

Meet at Falls Creek trailhead at 6:30 p.m.  We will take the Old Johnson trail for a mile, then head uphill to the Indianhouse ridge.  We will take the pass down to the headwaters of Falls Creek, and head out the main trail for a loop route.

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Turnagain Arm

08/05/2021 – Ptarmigan

“Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.” - Mark Twain

Jesse Gobeli will lead "Ptarmigan" with an estimated duration of 4 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Glen Alps trailhead.  We will take the powerline trail for several miles, then head up slope, pass the mountain tarn, and ascend Ptarmigan.   The return route will be selected by participants.

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The Chugach Front Range

07/29/2021 – Williwaw Loop

"The words printed here are concepts. You must go through the experiences." Saint Augustine

E. Marquez will lead "Williwaw Loop" with an estimated duration of 5 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Prospect Heights trailhead.  We will take the main trail over Near Point, head down to the creek, follow trails around Long Lake and over the Pass and out the Middle Fork trail.

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07/22/2021 – The North Face route

“Whosoever is delighted in solitude, is either a wild beast or a god.” ― Aristotle

Jesse Gobeli will lead "The North Face route" with an estimated duration of 4 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Prospect Heights trailhead.  We will take the trail over Near Point, drop down to the creek, follow the creek for 1/2 mile, at which time we will immediately diverge upslope for 2000 ft as we ascend the rarely climbed north face of Wolverine Peak.   The return route will be determined by participants.

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The Chugach Front Range

07/15/2021 – 4649

“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don’t find myself saying, ‘Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner.’ I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.” – Carl Sagan

Lee Helzer will lead "4649" with an estimated duration of 3.5 hours.

Meet at the South fork Eagle River Trailhead for a 6:30 departure.  We will take the main trail to the Hanging Valley trail, but depart shortly after and bushwhack up Point 4649.  From the high point we will return via Hanging Valley Lake trail.  Swimming optional.

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Eagle River - South

07/08/2021 – No Rest for the Wicked

"The art of advice is to make the recipient believe he thought the thought of it himself. " Frank Tyger

E. Marquez will lead "No Rest for the Wicked" with an estimated duration of 4.5 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Glen Alps trailhead.  We will take the powerline trail to the pass, then proceed to the ridge and to Avalanche Peak.  We will return by the same route.

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The Chugach Front Range