11/24/2022 – Thanksgiving Day Epic

"When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around." Willie Nelson

E. Marquez will lead "Thanksgiving Day Epic" with an estimated duration of 2 hours.

Thanksgiving Day Epic! Meet at 9 a.m. (note early time) at the Hillside trailhead on Abbott Road. We will jog a loop route to the Bivouac and Prospect Heights trailheads and back.

The Chugach Front Range

11/17/2022 – You Are Not Forgotten

“If a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

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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Eklutna

11/10/2022 – “In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.” W. H. Auden

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Jesse Gobeli will lead "“In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.” W. H. Auden" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet at the McHugh Creek trailhead at 6:30 p.m. We will proceed on the Homestead trail for a mile or so before heading directly up the south face of the mountain, scrambling alongside cliffs and narrow gullies. Microspikes and ice axe recommended. From the ridge, the return route will be determined by participants.

The Chugach Front Range

11/03/2022 – Rough on the Edges

“Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.” Groucho Marx

E. Marquez will lead "Rough 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 trail towards Wolverine before heading towards the shoulder of Rusty Point, and then down to the Middle Fork trail and back to the start.

The Chugach Front Range

10/27/2022 – McHugh Lakes

“When Small men begin to cast big shadows, it means that the sun is about to set.” Lin Yutang

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

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the McHugh Creek trailhead. We will run out the main trail to a lake at 3,000 feet and return.

Turnagain Arm

10/20/2022 – Bird Creek Jaunt

If someone is able to show me that what I think or do is not right, I will happily change, for I seek the truth, by which no one was ever truly harmed. It is the person who continues in his self-deception and ignorance who is harmed.

Lee Helzer will lead "Bird Creek Jaunt" with an estimated duration of 3.5 hours.

Meet for a 6:30 departure from the Bird Valley Trailhead at the end of Konikson Rd.  We will head out the Bird Valley trail to a possible river ford then return via nearly the same route.

Turnagain Arm

10/13/2022 – Nintendo Hill

"I don't try to understand everything in nature. I just look at it and enjoy it." ~Bob Ross

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

Meet at Prospect Heights trailhead for a 6:30 departure.  We will head up the powerline then navigate to the Nintendo Hill sign and return.

The Chugach Front Range

10/06/2022 – Roundtop

“He says the best way out is always through. / And I can agree to that, or in so far / As that I can see no way out but through” ― Robert Frost

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

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Mile Hi trailhead. We will proceed as if to Vista, but will turn north, and follow the creek towards Roundtop peak. From the peak, we will cut cross country below Blacktail Rocks, drop down to Meadow creek and return to the trailhead.

Eagle River - North

09/29/2022 – O’Malley’s White Shoulder

"I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” ~ Albert Einstein

Lee Helzer will lead "O'Malley's White Shoulder" with an estimated duration of 3.5 hours.

Meet at 6:30 in the Glen Alps parking lot.  We will depart the fall colors as we know them and embark on a winter journey up the brand new trail up Nintendo Hill to the Ball Field.  From the head of the Ball Field we’ll venture over O’Malley’s white shoulder and return via the Powerline trail.

The Chugach Front Range

09/22/2022 – McHugh Peak

"The only way to enjoy anything in this life is to earn it first." Ginger Rogers

E. Marquez will lead "McHugh Peak" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Rabbit Creek trailhead. We will take the main trail for a mile and then we will plunge down to the creek, and ascend to McHugh Peak. We will return by a similar route.

The Chugach Front Range

09/15/2022 – Sheep Thrills

"Spend some time with nature. Let it become your good friend" ~Bob Ross

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

Meet for a 6:30 departure from the Windy Corner trailhead.  We will jog along the highway to the Falls Creek trailhead where we will attempt to follow the proposed new standard route up Sheep Thrills Ridge.  We will return via locals trail.

Turnagain Arm

09/08/2022 – A Little Rusty

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” ― Albert Camus

Jesse Gobeli will lead "A Little Rusty" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Glen Alps trailhead. We will take the middle fork trail to the bridge, then ascend directly to Rusty Point. We will follow the ridge for a time and then drop back down to the middle fork. We will then meet up with the trail back to the trailhead.

The Chugach Front Range