01/14/2021 – Judgement Call

E. Marquez will lead "Judgement Call" with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in East Anchorage.

Meet at 6:30 pm at the Hillside Park trailhead on Abbott Road. The route will head towards the North Bivouac trailhead, follow the Tank Trail for a ways, take a mix of trails towards the Botanical Garden,…and, ultimately, loop back to the start.

There is a possibility we will encounter unfrozen marsh.

01/07/2021 – Low Tide

Jesse Gobeli will lead "Low Tide" with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in West Anchorage.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Point Woronzof (wastewater treatment plant parking lot).  We will proceed along a mix of singletrack trails towards Kincaid Park chalet.   Then, we will descend to the beach and run the tidal flats dodging ice formations.

12/31/2020 – Free Show

Lee Helzer will lead "Free Show" with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in The Chugach Front Range.

Meet at Prospect Heights Trailhead for a 6:30 departure.  We will ascend Near Point via No Man’s Land trail.  We will return via the standard route while hopefully gazing down on the downtown fireworks show that starts at 8:30pm.

12/10/2020 – 20th Anniversary

Jesse Gobeli will lead "20th Anniversary" with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in The Chugach Front Range.

This is the 20th Anniversary Epic!  Over 1,000 Epics and counting!

Meet at 6:15 p.m. (note earlier time) at the Windy Corner trailhead.  From there, we will carpool back to the Potter Marsh Weigh Station for a 6:30 p.m. start.  We will run the 9 miles of the Turnagain Arm trail.

12/03/2020 – Nintendo Hill Out and Back

E. Marquez will lead "Nintendo Hill Out and Back" with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in The Chugach Front Range.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Prospect Heights trailhead.  We will run along the powerline trail past Glen Alps, then take the turnoff to O’Malley Gulley and ascend Nintendo Hill.  We will return by the same route.

11/19/2020 – Stockwell Fairwell

Lee Helzer will lead "Stockwell Fairwell" with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in The Chugach Front Range.

Meet at Glen Alps for for a 6:30 departure.  We’ll head up Nintendo Hill and make a brief visit to Little O’Malley before cross the Ballfield.  After the Ballfield we will plunge into the dense dwarf hemlocks and snow drifts.  After some most excellent snow turtling we’ll return via Williwaw Lakes and Middle Fork trails. 

There is an alternate return route for a full-value +1 hour finish to truly celebrate Brent’s last Epic before starting a new chapter in Wisconsin.

11/12/2020 – You Are Not Forgotten

Lee Helzer will lead "You Are Not Forgotten" with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in Eklutna.

Meet at 6:15pm in the parking area at the start of Eklutna Lake road. Due to limited space we will carpool to a 4 car gravel pullout at about mile 4.5 on Eklutna Lake Road by electric pole 74. We will then hike up the road to electric pole 85 where we will depart the road and head up to Gold Star Peak then head over to Mount POW/MIA, pay homage, and return. Micro-spikes recommended. Please allow extra time for traffic delays.

Previous Years:

10/15/2020 – O’Malley Ridge

E. Marquez will lead "O'Malley Ridge " with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in The Chugach Front Range.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Glen Alps trailhead.  We will take the trail to ascend Nintendo Hill, cross the ballfield, then ascend the gulley that tops out on the ridgeline to O’Malley Peak.   To return, we will drop down on the other side towards Hidden Lake, and return to the trailhead.

09/10/2020 – Penguin Peak

Anne Ver Hoef will lead "Penguin Peak" with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

Meet at 6:30pm at trailhead:  turn left off Seward Hwy on Konikson Rd (past Bird Creek trailhead and campground) and go to the end of the dirt road to large parking lot.  This is an out-and-back of 6.3 miles and elevation gain of over 4000 ft.  Be prepared for a climb!  May bring a headlamp, just in case.