02/15/2024 – Turnagain Trail run

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

Meet at 6:20 p.m. (note early time) at the Windy Corner trailhead off the Seward Highway. We will carpool back to the Potter Marsh weigh station for the start. We will run the 9.2 mile length of the Turnagain Arm trail. Microspikes may be necessary.

01/11/2024 – FNBP jaunt

Jesse Gobeli will lead "FNBP jaunt" with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in East Anchorage.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Hillside trailhead off Abbott road. We will complete a running loop of Far North Bicentennial Park by various trails, eventually reaching the botanical gardens before returning.

12/14/2023 – McMurdo – The Three Headlamps route

Jesse Gobeli will lead "McMurdo - The Three Headlamps route" with a duration of 3.5 hours somewwhere in The Chugach Front Range.

Meet at Glen Alps trailhead at 6:30 p.m. We will head towards Hidden Lake albeit using a somewhat different route. We will cross the creek at the first bridge, and proceed to the area in the valley where we saw 3 headlamps during the Tour de Football Field epic. From there, we will thread our way through stands of krummholz towards the McMurdo ridge area. Return route will be based on the desires of the participants. Snowshoes will be the accessory of choice for this epic.

11/16/2023 – You Are Not Forgotten

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

Our 11th Annual Pow/MIA ascent.

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.

Note:

Avy danger my be higher than normal.

Previous Years:

10/26/2023 – No Disco on this Route

Jesse Gobeli will lead "No Disco on this Route" with a duration of 3.5 hours somewwhere in The Chugach Front Range.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Rainbow trailhead. We will be taking the lower (No Disco) trail towards the headwaters of Rainbow Creek. Past the creek, we will change direction and traverse steep slopes to the bowl below Hole in the Wall. From there we will complete a loop back to the trailhead.

08/31/2023 – Round About

Jesse Gobeli will lead "Round About" with a duration of 5 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the McHugh Creek trailhead, lower parking lot. We will ascend fire revegetated slopes to just below Black Mesa, then traverse below Rainbow to the Hole-in-the-Wall area before descending to cross the creek and return via the main trail.
UPDATE: Due to construction at the lower parking lot, we will park at the gravel parking lot just to the south of McHugh Creek

08/10/2023 – Adelie

Jesse Gobeli will lead "Adelie" with a duration of 4 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. on the small pullout on the north side of the Seward Highway at mile 96 across from Bird Point. This is the one near the small crag. From here, we will take the bike path for a short distance and then head directly up, seeking to attain the ridge near Adelie point. The caliber of bushwhacking is unknown.

07/13/2023 – Lost Connections

Jesse Gobeli will lead "Lost Connections" with a duration of 4.5 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Rainbow trailhead. We will head up the upper highway route to Tortilla Chip rock, traverse the ridge to the saddle beneath South Suicide, and take the forest trail back to the trailhead. The route will survey last season’s trailwork on both trails.

06/22/2023 – Proof of Concept

Jesse Gobeli will lead "Proof of Concept" with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in Peters Creek.

Meet at 6:15 p.m. at the Thunderbird Falls Trailhead. We will carpool for a 6:30 start at the Peters Creek trailhead. The route is traverse the spine of Bear Mountain, bushwhacking to Thunderbird Falls.

05/25/2023 – Bird Flew

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

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Bird Creek lower parking lot (megalot). We will proceed along Bird Creek, and then proceed up the classic Bird Flew Route, and return via the main trail.

04/20/2023 – “the time wherein men live without other security than what their own strength and their own invention shall furnish…”

Jesse Gobeli will lead ""the time wherein men live without other security than what their own strength and their own invention shall furnish..."" with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Windy Corner trailhead. We will explore a newly identified potential route linkup to the lower Sheep thrills ridge. Leather gloves are advised as there may be a rosebush or two. Choice of return route will be determined by participants.

04/06/2023 – Return to No Man’s Land

Jesse Gobeli 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 run the road to the end, and ascend the northside trail to near Point. We will descend the ridge on the opposite side, traverse through No Man’s Land, and return to the trailhead.