10/21/2021 – 2000 Ft Ceiling

There is only one real happiness in life, and that is the happiness of creating. Frederick Delius

E. Marquez will lead "2000 Ft Ceiling" with an estimated duration of 2.5 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Basher Trailhead on the south of Campbell Airstrip Rd.  We will run to the end of the road, ascend to 2000 ft, traverse the face of Near Point, and return via the Near Point trail.

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10/14/2021 – The Dark Wood of Error

Midway in our life’s journey, I went astray from the straight road and woke to find myself alone in a dark wood. How shall I say what wood that was! I never saw so drear, so rank, so arduous a wilderness! Dante Alighieri, Canto I, Inferno

Jesse Gobeli will lead "The Dark Wood of Error" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Baldy trailhead at the end of upper Skyline Drive in Eagle River.  We will take the trail to ridge and then set off across open terrain towards Roundtop.

Eagle River - North

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09/30/2021 – It’s Winter Up There

Lee Helzer will lead "It's Winter Up There" with an estimated duration of 3.5 hours.

Meet at Glen Alps trailhead for a 6:30 departure.  We will investigate the new extension to the Nintendo Hill trail and then poke around False Peak.  We will return via the Powerline trail.

It’s winter up there now.  Headlight and micro spikes recommended.

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09/16/2021 – Peak 1145 (3757)

Lee Helzer will lead "Peak 1145 (3757)" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet at the main Eklutna Lake parking area near the boat launch for a 6:30 departure.  We will cross the dam and head up to the high point 1145 and follow the ridge west for as long as time allows.  We will return via bushwhacking along the Eklutna River.

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Eklutna

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09/09/2021 – 2680

“There is nothing more to be said or to be done tonight, so hand me over my violin and let us try to forget for half an hour the miserable weather and the still more miserable ways of our fellowmen.” Arthur Conan Doyle

Jesse Gobeli will lead "2680" with an estimated duration of 4.5 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Peter’s Creek trailhead (end of Malcolm Drive).  We will take the standard route up Bear Mountain, then descend the opposite ridge.  Our destination will be the aesthetic yet seldom climbed point 2680.   From there we will climb to Eklutna Peak and return to the trailhead.

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Peters Creek

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09/02/2021 – North Suicide

Brent Stockwell will lead "North Suicide" with an estimated duration of 4 hours.

Note: 6:00pm start.

Meet for a 6:00pm departure from the Rabbit Creek trailhead.  We will take the standard route up North Suicide and leave the option for a South Suicide ascent if participants are willing.  We may experience termination dust.

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08/26/2021 – McHugh Ridge Loop

E. Marquez will lead "McHugh Ridge Loop" with an estimated duration of 3.5 hours.

Meet at Rabbit Creek trailhead for a 6:30 departure.  We will take the main trail for a mile or so then head south to McHugh Ridge.  From the ridge we will descend down to the McHugh Lake Tail and loop around back to our cars.

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The epic route was shortened/rerouted due to a key delay.

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08/12/2021 – Falls Creek Loop

"What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value" Thomas Paine

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

Meet at Falls Creek trailhead at 6:30 p.m.  We will take the Old Johnson trail for a mile, then head uphill to the Indianhouse ridge.  We will take the pass down to the headwaters of Falls Creek, and head out the main trail for a loop route.

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Turnagain Arm

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08/05/2021 – Ptarmigan

“Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.” - Mark Twain

Jesse Gobeli will lead "Ptarmigan" with an estimated duration of 4 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Glen Alps trailhead.  We will take the powerline trail for several miles, then head up slope, pass the mountain tarn, and ascend Ptarmigan.   The return route will be selected by participants.

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The Chugach Front Range

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