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.

08/12/2021 – Falls Creek Loop

E. Marquez will lead "Falls Creek Loop" with a duration of 3.5 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

Meet at Falls Creek trailhead at 6:30 p.m.  We will take the Old Johnson trail for a mile, then head uphill to the Indianhouse ridge.  We will take the pass down to the headwaters of Falls Creek, and head out the main trail for a loop route.

07/15/2021 – 4649

Lee Helzer will lead "4649" with a duration of 3.5 hours somewwhere in Eagle River - South.

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.

05/27/2021 – Birthday Basher to Wolverine

Heather Helzer will lead "Birthday Basher to Wolverine " with a duration of 3.5 hours somewwhere in The Chugach Front Range.

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.

04/29/2021 – Snow Thrills

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

Meet at Windy Corner for a 6:30 departure.  We will take the Turnagain trail for a short bit then bushwhack or posthole our way up Goat Head Couloir.  We will either return via the west ridge or the way we came.

https://www.cnfaic.org/observations/goat-head-couloir-mile-107/