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

Lee Helzer will lead "O'Malley's White Shoulder" with a duration of 3.5 hours somewwhere in The Chugach Front Range.

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.

09/01/2022 – Ship Lake Pass

E. Marquez will lead "Ship Lake Pass" with a duration of 3.5 hours somewwhere in The Chugach Front Range.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Glen Alps trailhead.  We will take the trail towards Hidden Lake and to Ship Lake Pass.  We will pass behind the Wedge on sheep trails, drop back down towards Powerline Pass trail and return.

06/02/2022 – Short Memory

Jesse Gobeli will lead "Short Memory" with a duration of 3.5 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

Meet at 6:15 p.m. at the Indian trailhead at the end of Boretide Road (Note earlier time).  We will carpool to the Bird Ridge trailhead (small lot) for a 6:30 p.m. start.  We will proceed up the standard route to the high point. From there, we will glissade, posthole, and bushwack directly back to the Indian trailhead.

(N.B.:  This is a reverse attempt of the “Workshop of Horrors” route, abandoned and sworn off in 2019.  The memories of the original participants have softened, facilitating this current attempt, albeit with some lingering trepidation…)

05/26/2022 – Bird Flew (Redux)

E. Marquez will lead "Bird Flew (Redux)" with a duration of 3.5 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Bird Ridge trailhead (the rock quarry mega-lot). We will attempt the ACTUAL “bird flew” route. We will follow Bird Creek to the falls, then we will select a suitable ascent route to the top of Bird Ridge. We will return by the standard route.

05/05/2022 – McHugh Treadmill

Lee Helzer will lead "McHugh Treadmill" with a duration of 3.5 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

Meet for a 6:30 departure in the lower lot of McHugh Trailhead.  We will head up McHugh Lake trail and take the McHugh Peak treadmill.  After summitting we’ll search for a gully with epic glissade potential then return via the McHugh Lake trail.

Ice axe, micro spike, and gloves recommended.

04/28/2022 – Caballo Blanco

Lee Helzer will lead "Caballo Blanco" with a duration of 3.5 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

Meet in the lower parking lot of the McHugh trailhead for a 6:30 departure.  We will head toward the standard trail up McHugh and assess snow conditions on the final route up Caballo Blanco.  We’ll ideally return via some fun glissades.  Ice axe and micro spikes recommended.

04/07/2022 – Rays on Rainbow

Lee Helzer will lead "Rays on Rainbow" with a duration of 3.5 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

Meet at 6:30 in the Telephone Pole Rock parking area (on the left after Beluga Point) on the Seward Highway. We will head up to the Turnagain Arm Trail and then diverge onto a ridge heading towards the Black Mesa. From there we will continue with ice ax and micro spikes up the North Face of Rainbow Peak (hopefully) enjoying a beautiful sunset along the way.

From the summit we will take the standard route back to the Turnagain Arm Trail and return to the cars. There are out and back opportunities for those not desiring partaking in the full enchilada.

 

03/24/2022 – Black Mesa

Lee Helzer will lead "Black Mesa" with a duration of 3.5 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

Meet for a 6:30 pm departure in the Telephone Pole Rock parking area (on the left
just after Beluga Point on the Seward Highway.  We will follow the Turnagain Arm Trail a short way west, then proceed bush whack up until arriving at an obscure ridge heading towards the “Black Mesa”.  We will ascend that ridge to a presently undetermined turn around point.

09/30/2021 – It’s Winter Up There

Lee Helzer will lead "It's Winter Up There" with a duration of 3.5 hours somewwhere in The Chugach Front Range.

Meet at Glen Alps trailhead for a 6:30 departure.  We will investigate the new extension to the Nintendo Hill trail and then poke around False Peak.  We will return via the Powerline trail.

It’s winter up there now.  Headlight and micro spikes recommended.

08/26/2021 – McHugh Ridge Loop

E. Marquez will lead "McHugh Ridge Loop" with a duration of 3.5 hours somewwhere in The Chugach Front Range.

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.