05/19/2022 – Bird Flew

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

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Bird Ridge trailhead (the rock quarry mega-lot). We will follow Bird Creek to the falls, then we will select a suitable ascent route to the top of Bird Ridge. We will return by the standard route.

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.

05/05/2022 – McHugh Treadmill

Lee Helzer will lead "McHugh Treadmill" with a duration of 3.5 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

Meet for a 6:30 departure in the lower lot of McHugh Trailhead.  We will head up McHugh Lake trail and take the McHugh Peak treadmill.  After summitting we’ll search for a gully with epic glissade potential then return via the McHugh Lake trail.

Ice axe, micro spike, and gloves recommended.

04/28/2022 – Caballo Blanco

Lee Helzer will lead "Caballo Blanco" with a duration of 3.5 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

Meet in the lower parking lot of the McHugh trailhead for a 6:30 departure.  We will head toward the standard trail up McHugh and assess snow conditions on the final route up Caballo Blanco.  We’ll ideally return via some fun glissades.  Ice axe and micro spikes recommended.

04/21/2022 – Rainbow Ridge

E. Marquez will lead "Rainbow Ridge" with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

Meet at 6:30 p.m.at the Rainbow trailhead.  (Note that there are construction road delays on the Seward Highway, plan for a few extra minutes to reach the trailhead). We will proceed up to the Rainbow Ridge via the path adjacent to the neighborhood.  We will return by the standard route.

04/14/2022 – Path of Destruction

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

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Telephone Pole Rock parking area across from Beluga Point.   Our plan is to directly ascend the path of destruction, battling thorns and loose boulders along the way.  We will work our way through the cliffs until we reach the base of Black Mesa.  From there, we will attempt to ascend the southeast couloir, depending on snow conditions.  Ice axe and microspikes will likely be needed.   We will descend the west ramp of the mesa back to the start.

04/07/2022 – 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 with ice ax and micro spikes 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.

 

03/31/2022 – Return to No Man’s Land

E. Marquez 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 jog the road to the end and from there take the northside trail that heads up Near Point.  We will descend the ridge on the opposite side, and descend through No Man’s Land, to Wolverine trail, and return to the trailhead.

03/24/2022 – Black Mesa

Lee Helzer will lead "Black Mesa" with a duration of 3.5 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

Meet for a 6:30 pm departure in the Telephone Pole Rock parking area (on the left
just after Beluga Point on the Seward Highway.  We will follow the Turnagain Arm Trail a short way west, then proceed bush whack up until arriving at an obscure ridge heading towards the “Black Mesa”.  We will ascend that ridge to a presently undetermined turn around point.

03/17/2022 – Falls Creek

Jesse Gobeli will lead "Falls Creek" with a duration of 2.5 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Falls Creek Trailhead on the Seward Highway.   We will take the main trail out as far as we can go.   Snowshoes are recommended.

03/10/2022 – Eagle River

Lee Helzer will lead "Eagle River" with a duration of 4 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 if conditions are ideal will continue to where the river meets Eagle River Road for a point A to B route.  Trail reports show open water, but are unclear how far the packed tail will be.  If conditions are unfavorable we will return via the Lower Eagle River Trail.

Expect wet feet.

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

03/03/2022 – Lost Hammer

E. Marquez will lead "Lost Hammer" with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the McHugh Creek trailhead.  We will take the Turnagain Arm trail to Mile 2, before heading uphill to the ridge and Potter overlook.  We will vary the route on the return.  Snowshoes are advisable.