09/29/2022 – O’Malley’s White Shoulder

"I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” ~ Albert Einstein

Lee Helzer will lead "O'Malley's White Shoulder" with an estimated duration of 3.5 hours.

Meet at 6:30 in the Glen Alps parking lot.  We will depart the fall colors as we know them and embark on a winter journey up the brand new trail up Nintendo Hill to the Ball Field.  From the head of the Ball Field we’ll venture over O’Malley’s white shoulder and return via the Powerline trail.

The Chugach Front Range

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09/22/2022 – McHugh Peak

"The only way to enjoy anything in this life is to earn it first." Ginger Rogers

E. Marquez will lead "McHugh Peak" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Rabbit Creek trailhead. We will take the main trail for a mile and then we will plunge down to the creek, and ascend to McHugh Peak. We will return by a similar route.

The Chugach Front Range

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09/15/2022 – Sheep Thrills

"Spend some time with nature. Let it become your good friend" ~Bob Ross

Lee Helzer will lead "Sheep Thrills" with an estimated duration of 3.5 hours.

Meet for a 6:30 departure from the Windy Corner trailhead.  We will jog along the highway to the Falls Creek trailhead where we will attempt to follow the proposed new standard route up Sheep Thrills Ridge.  We will return via locals trail.

Turnagain Arm

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09/08/2022 – A Little Rusty

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” ― Albert Camus

Jesse Gobeli will lead "A Little Rusty" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Glen Alps trailhead. We will take the middle fork trail to the bridge, then ascend directly to Rusty Point. We will follow the ridge for a time and then drop back down to the middle fork. We will then meet up with the trail back to the trailhead.

The Chugach Front Range

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09/01/2022 – Ship Lake Pass

"Enthusiasm is the leaping lightning, not to be measured by the horse-power of the understanding" Ralph Waldo Emerson

E. Marquez will lead "Ship Lake Pass" with an estimated duration of 3.5 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Glen Alps trailhead.  We will take the trail towards Hidden Lake and to Ship Lake Pass.  We will pass behind the Wedge on sheep trails, drop back down towards Powerline Pass trail and return.

The Chugach Front Range

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08/25/2022 – Upper Highway Route

"When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion." — Abraham Lincoln

Lee Helzer will lead "Upper Highway Route" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Rainbow trailhead.   We will be taking the Upper Highway route to the summit ridge directly above the trailhead.   Bring a favorite item of pruning equipment, trail repairs will be made along the way.

Turnagain Arm

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08/18/2022 – Old Stump Road

"Across the field where the creek turns back by the old stump road Im going to take you to a special place bhat nobody knows" Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Jesse Gobeli will lead "Old Stump Road" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Bird Creek trailhead at the end of Konikson Road. We will take the main trail almost to the bridge, where we will bushwack along the Old Stump Roads before heading directly to the shoulder of Penguin Peak. We will descend by the standard Penguin Peak trail.

Turnagain Arm

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08/11/2022 – Rusty Point

"Life becomes more meaningful when you realize the simple fact that you'll never get the same moment twice." - Unknown

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

Meet in the Prospect Heights trail head for a 6:30 departure.  We will head up the Wolverine trail to the large cairn then diverge and head south to Rusty Point for an out and back.

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08/04/2022 – Upper Highway Route

"The heart has its reasons that reason does not know" Blaise Pascal

Jesse Gobeli will lead "Upper Highway Route" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Rainbow trailhead.   We will be taking the Upper Highway route to the summit ridge directly above the trailhead.   Bring a favorite item of pruning equipment, trail repairs will be made along the way.   We may explore some additional bushwhacking opportunities on the way up or down.

Turnagain Arm

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07/28/2022 – Goose Lake Trot

"There are not seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are 7 million." ~by Walt Streightiff

Lee Helzer will lead "Goose Lake Trot" with an estimated duration of 1.5 hours.

Meet in the Goose Lake Park parking lot for a 6:30 departure.  This kid friendly epic will attempt to circumnavigate Goose Lake with an option to swim or standup paddle board upon successful completion of the route.

East Anchorage

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07/21/2022 – Rabbit Lake Loop

"It's so much better to promote what you love than to bash what you hate." Jessica Alba

E. Marquez will lead "Rabbit Lake Loop" with an estimated duration of 4.5 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Rabbit Lake trailhead at the end of Canyon Road. We will run the main trail to Rabbit Lake, circumnavigate the lake and ascend the Pass behind the lake before dropping down to Powerline Pass. We will run the Powerline trail back to Peak 2, and ascend up and over the Pass to the trailhead.

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07/14/2022 – Eklutna River Exploration

"Let's just dance in a happy little sky today." ~Bob Ross

Lee Helzer will lead "Eklutna River Exploration" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet in the medium pullout on the left (north) side of Eklutna Lake Road at around mile 2.4 (just past the Ernie Turner Center) at 6:15 for a car shuttle to the Eklutna Lake Trailhead.  We will tour the Eklutna River and exit to our car.

Eklutna

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