“Have you ever noticed how ‘What the hell’ is always the right decision to make?” Terry Johnson
E. Marquez will lead "O'Malley's White Shoulder" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.
Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Glen Alps trailhead. We will take the Nintendo Hill trail. We will ascend to the shoulder of O’Malley, then head down to Hidden Lake and return.
The Chugach Front Range
"On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow." Friedrich Nietzsche
Jesse Gobeli will lead "Bird Flew" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.
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.
"Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one." ~Bruce Lee
Josh A. will lead "Sheep Thrills" with an estimated duration of 3.5 hours.
Meet at 6:30 pm at the Falls Creek Trailhead on the Seward Highway. We will proceed
via bushwack and scramble to Sheep Thrills Ridge. Depending on snow abundance
weather, and participant desires this will either be an out and back or a loop.
"Two things to remember in life. Take care of your thoughts when you are alone, and take care of your words when you are not” Unknown
E. Marquez will lead "All Alone" with an estimated duration of 3.5 hours.
Meet at the Hillside trail for a 6:30 departure. We will head up the Gasline trail to Nearpoint and return.
The Chugach Front Range
"What peace can we hope to find elsewhere if we have none within us.” St. Teresa of Ávila
E. Marquez will lead "Still nobody cares" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.
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.
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. -Charles Swindoll
Lee Helzer will lead "Ladders and Chutes" with an estimated duration of 3.5 hours.
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.
"... which is worst of all, continual fear, and danger of violent death; and the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.” ― Thomas Hobbes
Jesse Gobeli will lead ""the time wherein men live without other security than what their own strength and their own invention shall furnish..."" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.
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.
"Winter is nature's way of saying, 'Up yours.'" Robert Byrne
E. Marquez will lead "Potter Overlook" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.
Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the McHugh Creek trailhead. We will head to mile 2 of the Turnagain Arm trail and then head uphill. We will follow the gulley to the summit of the Potter Creek overlook. This will be an out and back route.
"April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain." T. S. Eliot, The Waste Land
Jesse Gobeli will lead "Return to No Man's Land " with an estimated duration of 3 hours.
Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Basher trailhead off of Campbell airstrip road. We will run the road to the end, and ascend the northside trail to near Point. We will descend the ridge on the opposite side, traverse through No Man’s Land, and return to the trailhead.
The Chugach Front Range
"The black sheep is sometimes the only one telling the truth" ~Unknown
Lee Helzer will lead "Rays on Rainbow" with an estimated duration of 3.5 hours.
Meet at 6:30 in the Telephone Pole Rock parking area wearing bright colors (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, snowshoes, and micro spikes recommended.
From the summit we will take the standard route back to the Turnagain Arm Trail and return to the cars.
"Let no one be deluded that a knowledge of the path can substitute for putting one foot in front of the other." ~M. C. Richards
Lee Helzer will lead "Jodhpur Jaunt Reversal" with an estimated duration of 2.5 hours.
Meet that the Jodhpur Trailhead for a 6:30 departure. We will drop down to the high tides of the tidal flats then proceed north west. We will return via the high grounds of the bluff.
"Wherever you go and whatever you do, may the luck of the Irish be there with you" ~Irish Blessing
E. Marquez will lead "Repeats" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.
Meet at Windy Corner at 6:20 pm for a short car pool to Falls creek Trailhead to avoid road running. We will repeat Sheep Thrills route from last week searching for a lost glove.
2h 46mins, 2.8 miles.