04/08/2021 – 2 Below

"... surely the Weak shall perish, and only the Fit survive." ~Robert Service (excerpt from 'The Law of the Yukon')

Rob DeVelice will lead "2 Below" with an estimated duration of 2 hours.

Meet at 6:30 pm at the parking area nearest to MP111 of the Seward Highway for a chill off trail out-and-back upslope (out) and downslope (back).

Turnagain Arm

04/01/2021 – The Wedge

“I am going to outlive myself. Eat, sleep, sleep, eat. Exist slowly, softly, like these trees, like a puddle of water, like the red bench in the streetcar.” ― Jean-Paul Sartre

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

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Glen Alps trailhead.  We will complete a fast paced out and back summit of the Wedge.

The Chugach Front Range

03/25/2021 – Ferns in the Snow

"Only spread a fern-frond over a man's head and worldly cares are cast out, and freedom and beauty and peace come in." ~John Muir

Rob DeVelice will lead "Ferns in the Snow" with an estimated duration of 2 hours.

Rendezvous at 6:30 pm in the Telephone Pole Rock parking area. We will proceed upslope to visit a population of licorice fern (Polypodium glycyrrhiza) at the northern limit of the species. For cool information on licorice fern go to:

https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/55104-Polypodium-glycyrrhiza

The photo below was taken by RLD on January 13, 2021.

Turnagain Arm

03/18/2021 – Indian Valley Exploration

"Above all, do not lose your desire to walk. Everyday, I walk myself into a state of well-being & walk away from every illness. I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it." - Søren Kierkegaard

Lee Helzer will lead "Indian Valley Exploration" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet for a 6:30 departure at the Indian Valley trailhead off Boretide road.  We will head up the Powerline trail toward some dense forest to explore.  Snowshoes would be advisable.  We will return via the Indian Valley trail.

Turnagain Arm

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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The Chugach Front Range

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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The Chugach Front Range