02/02/2023 – Old Rondy

“Time engraves our faces with all the tears we have not shed.” Natalie Clifford Barney

E. Marquez will lead "Old Rondy" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet at 6:30 at the Hillside trailhead on Abbott Road. We will follow a combination of trails in a loop route including the Old Rondy trail towards Muldoon and back.

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01/26/2023 – Lighthouse

"In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present" ~Francis Bacon

Lee Helzer will lead "Lighthouse" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet at the Rainbow trailhead for a 6:30 departure.  We will reverse Juzgado de la Nieve navigating via a series of lighthouses.

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01/19/2023 – Cross Country

“Never stay up on the barren heights of cleverness, but come down into the green valleys of silliness.” ― Ludwig Wittgenstein

Jesse Gobeli will lead "Cross Country" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet at Glen Alps at 6:30 p.m. We will proceed up Nintendo Hill and cross the ballfield. From there, we will descend through hemlock krummholz to the middle fork trail and a return route at the desires of participants.

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01/12/2023 – Another Rusty

“Do what good thou canst unknown, and be not vain of what ought rather to be felt than seen.” William Penn

E. Marquez will lead "Another Rusty" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Prospect Heights trailhead. We will take the main trail towards Wolverine, before we leave the trail to follow the creek towards Rusty Point. From Rusty Point, we will make our way back to the Wolverine trail.

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01/05/2023 – Bunny Boots

"Let's now make an almighty mountain. Everybody likes mountains. No matter if you live in Florida or Alaska, mountains are still pretty" ~by Bob Ross

Lee Helzer will lead "Bunny Boots" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet for a 6:30 departure at the Rabbit Lake Trailhead.  The route will ascend the backside of Flattop and will continue on the ridge to Peak 3. In the Peak 3 vicinity we will descend to the Rabbit Lake Trail and return to the trail head.

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12/29/2022 – Juzgado de la Nieve

The condition of man... is a condition of war of everyone against everyone. Thomas Hobbes

Jesse Gobeli will lead "Juzgado de la Nieve" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Rainbow trailhead. We will follow the newly established creek trail through deep snow conditions until we reach the safety of the hemlock forest. From there, we will ascend snow free beneath verdant canopy to an intersection with the upper highway trail. Our descent route will be based on the desires of the participants. Snowshoes are the accessory of choice for this epic.

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12/22/2022 – Falls Creek

“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” Friedrich Nietzsche

E. Marquez will lead "Falls Creek" with an estimated duration of 3.5 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Falls Creek trailhead. We will ascend the main trail to the valley below South Suicide and return. Snowshoes are recommended.

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12/15/2022 – Snow Turtling

"Let's get crazy, what the heck. Take a two-inch brush - this is your bravery test..." ~Bob Ross

Lee Helzer will lead "Snow Turtling" with an estimated duration of 4.5 hours.

Meet at the Prospect Heights Trail head for a 6:30pm departure.  We will attempt a loop that may visit, but not disturb the Hillside Snotel site.  If we find the site we might snow turtle our way back via a river crossing and the Middle Fork trail.  It would probably be wise to pack snow shoes.

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12/08/2022 – Epic Anniversary Gathering

"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way." by John C Maxwell

Rob DeVelice will lead "Epic Anniversary Gathering" with an estimated duration of 1.5 hours.

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.

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12/01/2022 – Potter

"Adversity draws men together and produces beauty and harmony in life’s relationships, just as the cold of winter produces ice-flowers on the window-panes, which vanish with the warmth." soren Kierkegaard

Jesse Gobeli will lead "Potter" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the weigh station just south of Potter Marsh. We will follow the Turnagain Arm trail for a mile or so before bushwhacking uphill. We will complete a loop route back to the start.

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11/24/2022 – Thanksgiving Day Epic

"When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around." Willie Nelson

E. Marquez will lead "Thanksgiving Day Epic" with an estimated duration of 2 hours.

Thanksgiving Day Epic! Meet at 9 a.m. (note early time) at the Hillside trailhead on Abbott Road. We will jog a loop route to the Bivouac and Prospect Heights trailheads and back.

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11/17/2022 – You Are Not Forgotten

“If a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

Lee Helzer will lead "You Are Not Forgotten" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

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.

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