01/19/2023 – Cross Country

Jesse Gobeli will lead "Cross Country" with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in The Chugach Front Range.

Meet at Glen Alps at 6:30 p.m. We will proceed up Nintendo Hill and cross the ballfield. From there, we will descend through hemlock krummholz to the middle fork trail and a return route at the desires of participants.

12/29/2022 – Juzgado de la Nieve

Jesse Gobeli will lead "Juzgado de la Nieve" with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Rainbow trailhead. We will follow the newly established creek trail through deep snow conditions until we reach the safety of the hemlock forest. From there, we will ascend snow free beneath verdant canopy to an intersection with the upper highway trail. Our descent route will be based on the desires of the participants. Snowshoes are the accessory of choice for this epic.

12/01/2022 – Potter

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

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the weigh station just south of Potter Marsh. We will follow the Turnagain Arm trail for a mile or so before bushwhacking uphill. We will complete a loop route back to the start.

11/10/2022 – “In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.” W. H. Auden

Jesse Gobeli will lead "“In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.” W. H. Auden" with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in The Chugach Front Range.

Meet at the McHugh Creek trailhead at 6:30 p.m. We will proceed on the Homestead trail for a mile or so before heading directly up the south face of the mountain, scrambling alongside cliffs and narrow gullies. Microspikes and ice axe recommended. From the ridge, the return route will be determined by participants.

10/06/2022 – Roundtop

Jesse Gobeli will lead "Roundtop" with a duration of 3.5 hours somewwhere in Eagle River - North.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Mile Hi trailhead. We will proceed as if to Vista, but will turn north, and follow the creek towards Roundtop peak. From the peak, we will cut cross country below Blacktail Rocks, drop down to Meadow creek and return to the trailhead.

09/08/2022 – A Little Rusty

Jesse Gobeli will lead "A Little Rusty" 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 middle fork trail to the bridge, then ascend directly to Rusty Point. We will follow the ridge for a time and then drop back down to the middle fork. We will then meet up with the trail back to the trailhead.

08/18/2022 – Old Stump Road

Jesse Gobeli will lead "Old Stump Road" with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Bird Creek trailhead at the end of Konikson Road. We will take the main trail almost to the bridge, where we will bushwack along the Old Stump Roads before heading directly to the shoulder of Penguin Peak. We will descend by the standard Penguin Peak trail.

08/04/2022 – Upper Highway Route

Jesse Gobeli will lead "Upper Highway Route" with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Rainbow trailhead.   We will be taking the Upper Highway route to the summit ridge directly above the trailhead.   Bring a favorite item of pruning equipment, trail repairs will be made along the way.   We may explore some additional bushwhacking opportunities on the way up or down.

07/07/2022 – P.O.W. / M.I.A.

Jesse Gobeli will lead "P.O.W. / M.I.A." with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in Eklutna.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Mile 5+/- pulloff at Eklutna Rd. This will be a summer revisiting of the classic Veteran’s Day epic route. We ascend the trail to the summit of P.O.W./M.I.A. 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…)

05/12/2022 – 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.