04/04/2024 – 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.

4/22/2021 – Rays on Rainbow

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.

10/05/2023 – Upper Highway Spring Loop

Lee Helzer will lead "Upper Highway Spring Loop" with a duration of 3.5 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

Meet at the Rainbow trailhead for a 6:30 departure.

We will review The Upper Highway trail progress and make and make minor adjustments if required on the way to the highpoint near Tortilla Chip Rock.  We will then follow the ridge north-east for a short distance and take the gully north-west down to the lower trail and return.

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

08/24/2023 – Service Work

Lee Helzer will lead "Service Work" with a duration of 4 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

Meet at the Rainbow Trailhead for a 6:30 departure.  We will follow an intermittent trail (No Disco) up valley toward South Yuyanq’ Ch’ex to an undetermined point then return via the same route.

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.

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.

05/04/2023 – Still nobody cares

E. Marquez will lead "Still nobody cares" with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Rainbow trailhead. We will take the alternate trail to the ridge, a repeat of the 2/23/23 route. Return will be at the desires of the participants.

04/27/2023 – Ladders and Chutes

Lee Helzer will lead "Ladders and Chutes" with a duration of 3.5 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

Meet at the lower McHugh Creek Day Use parking lot for a 6:30 departure.  We will head up the McHugh Lake trail to a hopefully mostly snow free ridge and return via a snow Chute.  Ice axe recommended for optimal glissading.

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.