05/19/2022 – Bird Flew

Josh A. will lead "Bird Flew" with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Bird Ridge trailhead (the rock quarry mega-lot). 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.

05/12/2022 – Peak 2-3

Jesse Gobeli will lead "Peak 2-3" with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in The Chugach Front Range.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Rabbit Creek trailhead.  We will proceed up Flattop then to Peak 2, and on to Peak 3 if time and conditions permit.   Ice axe and microspikes recommended.

04/21/2022 – Rainbow Ridge

E. Marquez will lead "Rainbow Ridge" with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

Meet at 6:30 p.m.at the Rainbow trailhead.  (Note that there are construction road delays on the Seward Highway, plan for a few extra minutes to reach the trailhead). We will proceed up to the Rainbow Ridge via the path adjacent to the neighborhood.  We will return by the standard route.

04/14/2022 – Path of Destruction

Jesse Gobeli will lead "Path of Destruction" with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Telephone Pole Rock parking area across from Beluga Point.   Our plan is to directly ascend the path of destruction, battling thorns and loose boulders along the way.  We will work our way through the cliffs until we reach the base of Black Mesa.  From there, we will attempt to ascend the southeast couloir, depending on snow conditions.  Ice axe and microspikes will likely be needed.   We will descend the west ramp of the mesa back to the start.

03/31/2022 – Return to No Man’s Land

E. Marquez will lead "Return to No Man's Land " with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in The Chugach Front Range.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Basher trailhead, off of Campbell Airstrip Road.   We will jog the road to the end and from there take the northside trail that heads up Near Point.  We will descend the ridge on the opposite side, and descend through No Man’s Land, to Wolverine trail, and return to the trailhead.

03/03/2022 – Lost Hammer

E. Marquez will lead "Lost Hammer" with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the McHugh Creek trailhead.  We will take the Turnagain Arm trail to Mile 2, before heading uphill to the ridge and Potter overlook.  We will vary the route on the return.  Snowshoes are advisable.

02/24/2022 – No Man’s Land!

Jesse Gobeli will lead "No Man's Land!" 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 proceed via the main trail up Wolverine, but we will diverge at the giant boulder and foray into the No Man’s Land between Wolverine and Near Point.   We will return over Near Point.  Snowshoes are advised.

02/17/2022 – A Little Snow Turtling

Lee Helzer will lead "A Little Snow Turtling" with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in East Anchorage.

Meet for a 6:30 departure from the sewage plant parking area just beyond the Point Woronzof parking lot.  We will try to avoid the deep snow and slippery roads heading to higher trailheads.  We’ll tour the muddy coast and return via snowy trails.

02/10/2022 – Black Lake Loop

E. Marquez will lead "Black Lake Loop" 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 head up to and traverse across the ballfield toward the high point overlooking black lake.   We will return by the same route.

02/03/2022 – Change of Direction

Jesse Gobeli will lead "Change of Direction" 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 powerline trail out towards the bridge and hidden lake trail, and head up to the giant snow drift.  From there we will ascend higher towards Hidden Lake and return by a route chosen by participants.  Snowshoes are recommended.

11/11/2021 – 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 4ish 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.

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