03/10/2022 – Eagle River

Lee Helzer will lead "Eagle River" with a duration of 4 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 if conditions are ideal will continue to where the river meets Eagle River Road for a point A to B route.  Trail reports show open water, but are unclear how far the packed tail will be.  If conditions are unfavorable we will return via the Lower Eagle River Trail.

Expect wet feet.

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

02/17/2022 – A Little Snow Turtling

Lee Helzer will lead "A Little Snow Turtling" with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in East Anchorage.

Meet for a 6:30 departure from the sewage plant parking area just beyond the Point Woronzof parking lot.  We will try to avoid the deep snow and slippery roads heading to higher trailheads.  We’ll tour the muddy coast and return via snowy trails.

12/16/2021 – FTC 52

Lee Helzer will lead "FTC 52" with a duration of 2 hours somewwhere in The Chugach Front Range.

Meet at the Glen Alps parking lot for a 6:30pm sharp departure.  We will casually hike up Flattop via the standard trail and celebrate Lee and Josh’s successful completion of the 2021 FTC 52 challenge.  Ice axe and micro spikes recommended.

11/11/2021 – You Are Not Forgotten

Lee Helzer will lead "You Are Not Forgotten" with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in Eklutna.

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.

Previous Years:

10/28/2021 – Old Stump Road Exploration

Lee Helzer will lead "Old Stump Road Exploration" with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

Meet for a 6:30pm departure from the Konikson Road trailhead in Bird Valley.  We will head up the main trail to Old Stump Road.  We will explore the hemlock forest traveling up the Penguin creek drainage then return on the opposite side.  Expect lots of bushwhacking.

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.