09/30/2021 – It’s Winter Up There

Lee Helzer will lead "It's Winter Up There" with a duration of 3.5 hours somewwhere in The Chugach Front Range.

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.

09/16/2021 – Peak 1145 (3757)

Lee Helzer will lead "Peak 1145 (3757)" with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in Eklutna.

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.

07/15/2021 – 4649

Lee Helzer will lead "4649" with a duration of 3.5 hours somewwhere in Eagle River - South.

Meet at the South fork Eagle River Trailhead for a 6:30 departure.  We will take the main trail to the Hanging Valley trail, but depart shortly after and bushwhack up Point 4649.  From the high point we will return via Hanging Valley Lake trail.  Swimming optional.

06/24/2021 – The Hidden Williwaw Ramp Cirque

Lee Helzer will lead "The Hidden Williwaw Ramp Cirque" with a duration of 4 hours somewwhere in The Chugach Front Range.

Meet at the Glen Alps parking lot for a 6:30 departure.  We will head up Nintendo Hill and cross the Ballfield to access the Williwaw Lakes Trail.  After a short time on the trail we will break off and explore a small body of water in the picturesque Hidden Williwaw Ramp Cirque.  We will return via the same path or a slightly longer alternative with less elevation.

04/29/2021 – Snow Thrills

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

Meet at Windy Corner for a 6:30 departure.  We will take the Turnagain trail for a short bit then bushwhack or posthole our way up Goat Head Couloir.  We will either return via the west ridge or the way we came.

https://www.cnfaic.org/observations/goat-head-couloir-mile-107/

04/22/2021 – 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 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 and micro spikes recommended.

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.

02/18/2021 – Eagle River Greenbelt

Lee Helzer will lead "Eagle River Greenbelt" with a duration of 3 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 return via the Lower Eagle River Trail.

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