03/25/2021 – Ferns in the Snow

Rob DeVelice will lead "Ferns in the Snow" with a duration of 2 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

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.

12/24/2020 – Winter Wonderland

E. Marquez will lead "Winter Wonderland" with a duration of 2 hours somewwhere in East Anchorage.

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.

05/14/2020 – Botanical Recon

Rob DeVelice will lead "Botanical Recon" with a duration of 2 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

Meet at 6:30 pm in the Windy Corner parking area on the Seward Highway. We will begin on the Turnagain Arm Trail for a couple of kilometers and then diverge upslope via scramble and bushwack towards Sheep Thrills Ridge botanizing along the way. We will return after about one hour by the same route.

08/08/2019 – Bird Ridge Low Down

Rob DeVelice will lead "Bird Ridge Low Down" with a duration of 2 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

Meet at 6:30 in the Bird Ridge Mega-Parking Lot. We will proceed on the paved and wooden trail to the old lot and then head straight up through the woods, meadows, and rock bands to Bird Ridge. From there we will hop across the trail and head down towards Bird Creek and out.

04/11/2019 – Multiple Choice

Rob DeVelice will lead "Multiple Choice" with a duration of 2 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

Meet at 6:30 pm outside the gate at the McHugh parking area. We will head out on the Turnagain Arm and McHugh Lake trails to a overlook. From there choices will be made on where to proceed.

11/22/2018 – Early Bird

Rob DeVelice will lead "Early Bird" with a duration of 2 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

Meet at 9:00 am (note early time) in the large Bird Creek/Ridge parking lot for this Thanksgiving Daytime outing. The specific route to be taken will depend on the desires of those present.

05/24/2018 – High on Potter

Rob DeVelice will lead "High on Potter" with a duration of 2 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

Meet at 6:30 pm in the parking area at the south end of Potter Marsh (where mail boxes are). We will car pool to a “secret lot” in Potter Heights from whence we will proceed towards McHugh Saddle in out and back fashion.