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.

The Chugach Front Range

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

07/01/2021 – Tikishla!

“Faeries, come take me out of this dull world, For I would ride with you upon the wind, Run on the top of the dishevelled tide, And dance upon the mountains like a flame.” ― William Butler Yeats, The Land of Heart's Desire

Jesse Gobeli will lead "Tikishla!" with an estimated duration of 6 or more hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Prospect Heights trailhead.  We will proceed via No Mans Land to a saddle, drop down to the creek, and then ascend Tikishla Peak.   We will return over Near Point.

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The Chugach Front Range

06/24/2021 – The Hidden Williwaw Ramp Cirque

"Some People want a Big House and Fancy Cars; Others just Want a Tiny Cabin in the Woods away from those kinds of people"

Lee Helzer will lead "The Hidden Williwaw Ramp Cirque" with an estimated duration of 4 hours.

Meet at the Glen Alps parking lot for a 6:30 departure.  We will head up Nintendo Hill and cross the Ballfield to access the Williwaw Lakes Trail.  After a short time on the trail we will break off and explore a small body of water in the picturesque Hidden Williwaw Ramp Cirque.  We will return via the same path or a slightly longer alternative with less elevation.

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A fresh bear kill on the Williwaw Trail caused us to switch up our plans a bit.  Rather than go in the cirque we opted to hit the ridge and look down on it.

The Chugach Front Range

06/17/2021 – Quadruple Bypass

"Count that month lost in which you have not been swept up in an enthusiasm." Thornton Wilder

E. Marquez will lead "Quadruple Bypass" with an estimated duration of 5.5 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Mile Hi trailhead in Eagle River.   We will ascend Mt. Magnificent, descend to Meadow Creek, and then ascend Vista, Roundtop and Blacktail Rocks.   This route is an Epic classic.

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Eagle River - North

06/10/2021 – Indianhouse’s North East Ridge

“A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt

Lee Helzer will lead "Indianhouse's North East Ridge" with an estimated duration of 3.5 hours.

Meet for a 6:30 departure at the Indian Valley trailhead off Boretide road.  We will bushwhack up the north east ridge of Indianhouse Mountain as far as the mountain allows and return.

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Turnagain Arm

06/03/2021 – Bird on a Wire

“And if you are not a bird, then beware of coming to rest above an abyss.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Jesse Gobeli will lead "Bird on a Wire" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Bird Creek trailhead at the end of Konikson Rd.   We will visit the attractions of the Bird Creek Valley, including the Giant Trees, waterfalls, the 1965 Fastback, and more.    Light bushwhacking, creek crossings and swamps are anticipated.

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Turnagain Arm

05/27/2021 – Birthday Basher to Wolverine

"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been." ~Mark Twain

Heather Helzer will lead "Birthday Basher to Wolverine " with an estimated duration of 3.5 hours.

Meet for a 6:30 pm departure at the Basher Trailhead on Campbell Airstrip Drive for the Birthday Bash!  We will take trails to the summit of Wolverine Peak where we will feast on birthday cake to celebrate 2 birthdays. We will return via the same route.

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The Chugach Front Range

05/20/2021 – Hiland Mountain Ridgeline

"If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you'll never enjoy the sunshine." Morris West

E. Marquez will lead "Hiland Mountain Ridgeline" with an estimated duration of 4.5 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the South Fork Eagle River trailhead.   We will head up Hunter Pass, then follow the ridge to Rendezvous Peak, Gordon Lyon, and Hiland Mountain.  We will return by the same route.

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The Chugach Front Range

05/13/2021 – Unnamed

"Well, I'm near the end and I just ain't got the time And I'm wasted and I can't find my way home." Blind Faith.

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

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Rainbow trailhead.   We will ascend the unnamed trail through birch and hemlock forests and alder thickets to a high spot on the ridge.    The return route will be selected by participants.

Turnagain Arm