12/07/2023 – 23rd Epic Anniversary

Rob DeVelice will lead "23rd Epic Anniversary" with a duration of 1 hour somewwhere in East Anchorage.

Meet at 5820 Yukon Rd for a 6:30 departure (Anne Ver Hoef’s house).  We will explore local trails and return for a celebratory party at 7:30.

Please feel free to join for just the party if desired.  It will be a wonderful opportunity to catch up with everyone.

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12/08/2022 – Epic Anniversary Gathering

Rob DeVelice will lead "Epic Anniversary Gathering" with a duration of 1.5 hours somewwhere in The Chugach Front Range.

Join Rob and Anne in celebrating Epic Anniversary, established December 7, 2000; twenty-two years of running adventures.

Meet at 6:30pm for start time.  We will begin and end at Anne’s house: starting out across the bridge over Abbott Road and taking a selection of awesome trails.  Rob and Anne will peel off after a section and head back to the house to prepare anniversary snacks and beverages.  Let’s celebrate all the memories, adventures, mishaps, thrills and friendships!  Address: 5820 Yukon Road.  All are welcome to join in after the run, at Anne’s house.

03/25/2021 – Ferns in the Snow

Rob DeVelice will lead "Ferns in the Snow" with a duration of 2 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

Rendezvous at 6:30 pm in the Telephone Pole Rock parking area. We will proceed upslope to visit a population of licorice fern (Polypodium glycyrrhiza) at the northern limit of the species. For cool information on licorice fern go to:


The photo below was taken by RLD on January 13, 2021.

11/26/2020 – Thanksgiving Virtual Epic

Rob DeVelice will lead "Thanksgiving Virtual Epic" with a duration of 1.5 hours somewwhere in West Anchorage.

Head out wherever (and whenever) your heart, desires, and/or capabilities lead (with proper social distancing). Please enter information on what you did in the comments.

Happy Thanksgiving!

06/25/2020 – Botany Challenge v49.2020

Rob DeVelice will lead "Botany Challenge v49.2020" with a duration of 1.5 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

Meet at 6:30 pm at the Falls Creek Trailhead on the Seward Highway. This will be a botany focused nature hike (not much running) and will update a species list originally generated in 2013 (see hyperlink below). We will attempt to identify 49 species of native plants (Alaska being the 49th state). The route will extend from sea level to about 1,200 feet elevation along the Falls Creek Trail in Chugach State Park.



05/14/2020 – Botanical Recon

Rob DeVelice will lead "Botanical Recon" with a duration of 2 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

Meet at 6:30 pm in the Windy Corner parking area on the Seward Highway. We will begin on the Turnagain Arm Trail for a couple of kilometers and then diverge upslope via scramble and bushwack towards Sheep Thrills Ridge botanizing along the way. We will return after about one hour by the same route.