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/

04/22/2021 – 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 asses snow conditions and either continue up the North Face or the south west ridge of Rainbow Peak (hopefully) enjoying a beautiful sunset along the way.  Ice axe and micro spikes recommended.

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.

02/18/2021 – Eagle River Greenbelt

Lee Helzer will lead "Eagle River Greenbelt" with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in Eagle River - South.

Meet at the Eagle River Greenbelt day use area just south of Eagle River before the Briggs Bridge off Eagle River Loop Road for a 6:30 departure.  We will adventure upstream and return via the Lower Eagle River Trail.

http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/misc/ergbap/ergbap.htm

 

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.

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:

09/24/2020 – 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 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.