11/16/2017 – You Are Not Forgotten

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

Jesse and Eliseo will lead on my behalf.

Meet at 6:15pm in the parking area at the start of Eklutna Lake road.  Due to limited space we will carpool to a 3 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 the monument, pay homage, and return.  Micro-spikes recommended.    Please allow extra time for traffic delays.

See 11/12/2015 – We Remember11/20/2014 – You Are Not Forgotten or 11/14/2013 – You Are Not Forgotten for additional info.

10/26/2017 – The Long Road to Recovery

Lee Helzer will lead "The Long Road to Recovery" with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in The Chugach Front Range.

At 6:30 we will depart from Upper O’Malley trailhead by Shebanof Ave. and Stroganof Dr.

This will be my first Epic back and longest hike to date after my knee injury.  The first half of the Epic will be a slow and cautious walk up the Gasline trail linking to the Powerline trail via the Hemlock Knob trail.  Once we reach the Glen Alps cut off, I will depart as my knee currently only allows for uphill travel.

Those remaining will step up the pace and jog the Middle Fork trail to a weather/participant dependent creek crossing and exciting bushwhack back to the Rim trail.  A series of trails will link runners back to the Upper O’Malley trailhead.

09/28/2017 – Rendezvous Ridge

Lee Helzer will lead "Rendezvous Ridge" with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in JBER.

Meet at 6:30 pm in the pull out just before the parking lot at the end of Arctic Valley Road. Jesse and Eliseo will lead on Lee’s behalf up Rendezvous Peak then take the ridge back to berry picking if the local critters haven’t got them all.  After our mouths are blue and bellies full we’ll descend towards Ship Creek and catch a trail maintained by the local moose and bear population.

See 08/21/2014 – Rendezvous Ridge

06/08/2017 – Sheep Thrills Plus

Lee Helzer will lead "Sheep Thrills Plus" with a duration of 4 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

Meet at 6:30 pm at the Falls Creek trailhead on the Seward Highway. We will proceed up the Sheep Thrills Ridge via bushwhacking and scrambling to the highpoint known as Peak 3980. We will find a logical point of descent to the Falls Creek Trail and the return via the trailhead. Depending on presence and abundance of snow, traction devices may be desirable.

03/30/2017 – 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 continue with ice ax and micro spikes up the North Face of Rainbow Peak (hopefully) enjoying a beautiful sunset along the way.

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.