Mike Monterusso will lead "Farewell to Legs" with a duration of 2.5 hours somewwhere in The Chugach Front Range.
Meet at 6:30 at Prospect Heights Trailhead. We will move up the powerline and along the South Fork Rim trail while considering the elusive shortcut passage to the Middle Fork Trail. If we are denied, we will head west and return to the parking lot via Hemlock Knob or White Spruce trails.
This will be the final Epic for Mike Monterusso as he will soon depart the wondrous lands of Alaska for the flatlands of Minnesota to pursue new adventures both professional and epic.
Jesse Gobeli will lead "Mile 5 " with a duration of 2.5 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.
Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Telephone Pole Rock parking area just past Beluga Point. We will take a tour of the crags and prominences on both sides of the Turnagain Arm trail completing a circle route back to the start.
Jesse Gobeli will lead "Fingertip" with a duration of 2.5 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.
Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Rainbow trailhead. This route will delight the bushwhack enthusiasts. We will ascend through the woods and along Rainbow Creek until we reach the tip of the “Finger”. Expect deep snow, thick devil’s club, steep ravines, numerous downed trees and other miscellaneous obstacles. Depending on the swiftness of our progress, we may continue exploring towards the headwaters of Rainbow Creek 2000 feet above. One highlight of the trip will be a visit to a stately old-growth hemlock forest.
Lee Helzer will lead "Potter Exploration" with a duration of 2.5 hours somewwhere in The Chugach Front Range.
Meet in the larger pull off parking area off the Seward Highway along Potter Marsh before Potter Valley Road. The pull off is typically used for ice skaters, but not the one off Potter Valley road. We’ll traverse the marsh and then post-hole / bush whack up the hill a ways looking for man-made and game trails. We will return via Potter Creek. Gaiters and micro spikes recommended.
E. Marquez will lead "No Problemo" with a duration of 2.5 hours somewwhere in The Chugach Front Range.
Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Rainbow trailhead. We will take the main trail for approximately 1 mile, before diverting along the western side of the creek. There will be bushwhacking and deep snow before we rejoin the main trail and return.