02/20/2020 – Dance of the Troglodytes

E. Marquez will lead "Dance of the Troglodytes" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet at 6:30 pm at the Prospect Heights Trailhead on the Anchorage Hillside. We will head  up to the granite erratic on the Wolverine Peak Trail. From there we will take the “No Mans Land” route towards Near Point to the ridge where we will proceed towards Wolverine Peak. We will descend on the main trail without going to the Wolverine Peak summit.

West Anchorage

02/13/2020 – Chilling-Out

"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realise they were the big things." ~Robert Brault

Rob DeVelice will lead "Chilling-Out" with an estimated duration of 1.5 hours.

Meet at 6:30 pm in the Raspberry Parking Lot of Kincaid Park. We will take a loop route on single track trails that will include a loop of Little Campbell Lake.

West Anchorage

02/06/2020 – Land of the Giants

"quote" ~by whom

Lee Helzer will lead "Land of the Giants" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet at the Bird Valley Trail-head at the end of Konikson Rd. for a 6:30 departure.  We’ll wonder through a grove of massive cottonwoods on our way to Bird creek.  We’ll follow the creek north for a ways and return roughly via the standard trail.

The Chugach Front Range

01/30/2020 – Beach Party

"Let's go surfin' now, Everybody's learning how, Come on and safari with me!" The Beach Boys

Jesse Gobeli will lead "Beach Party" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at Point Woronzof at the small parking area adjacent to the wastewater treatment plant.  This distance run will involve an amalgam of single and multi track trails, eventually reaching the bluffs at Kincaid. Our beach return route will have us dodging ice formations and battling icy headwinds all the way home.

West Anchorage

01/23/2020 – Nothing Dramatic

"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing." - Malcolm X

E. Marquez will lead "Nothing Dramatic" with an estimated duration of 2.5 hours.

Meet for a 6:30 departure from the Hillside trail head where we will sample a variety of the Hillside’s classic trails.

The Chugach Front Range

01/16/2020 – Sand Worm

“The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience.” ~Frank Herbert, Dune

Rob DeVelice will lead "Sand Worm" with an estimated duration of 1.5 hours.

Meet at 6:30 pm in the Raspberry Parking Lot of Kincaid Park. We will take a figure eight route on single track trails that will include an ascent and descent of the Kincaid dune.

Epic Runs

Epic Runs

West Anchorage

01/09/2020 – Smooth on the Edges

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt." Author unknown

E. Marquez will lead "Smooth on the Edges" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

We will meet at 6:30 at the Prospect Heights trailhead.  We will take the main trail towards Wolverine, but then divert onto game trails for a run up towards Rusty Point.   We will circle back to the Wolverine trail to complete a Figure 9 route.

Post Report

Jesse, Eliseo, and Lee left the parking lot with the car’s temperature reading -10F.  As we worked up the hill toward Rusty Point we were greeted with a pleasant inversion that increased the temp to +11F.  On our descent the temp slowly decreased then rapidly after we passed the rock on the Wolverine trail.  The ambient temp hit a low of -16.9F down by Lost Cabin by the river which is the lowest recorded temp on an Epic in recent memory.

-Lee Helzer

The Chugach Front Range

01/02/2020 – Tap and Die Set

"What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness." ~John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America

Lee Helzer will lead "Tap and Die Set" with an estimated duration of 3.5 hours.

Meet at the South Fork Eagle River Trail Head for a 6:30 departure.  We’ll follow the ridge back toward Symphony Lake and return via the South Fork Trail.

04/04/2019 – Rays on Rainbow

04/04/2019 – Rays on Rainbow

Eagle River - South

12/26/2019 – Hidden Lake

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” ― Epicurus

Jesse Gobeli will lead "Hidden Lake" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Glen Alps trailhead.  We will run trails to Hidden Lake, explore the frozen lake, and return.

The Chugach Front Range

12/19/2019 – Nintendo Hill

"Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity." Book of Ecclesiastes

E. Marquez will lead "Nintendo Hill" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Prospect Heights.    We will take the powerline trail, ascend Nintendo Hill and return.

The Chugach Front Range

12/12/2019 – 19th Anniversary Epic

"WOO HAH!" ~by R.L. DeVelice

Lee Helzer will lead "19th Anniversary Epic" with an estimated duration of 1 hour.

Meet at 6:30 pm in the Earthquake Park parking lot. We’ll explore the permanent remnants of the 1964 earthquake and finish with a bit of beach and trail running.  It might be muddy thanks to the recent rains.

After the Epic we’ll head to The Rustic Goat (2800 W Northern Lights Blvd) to celebrate the 19th Epic Anniversary (est. 12/7/2000).

Epic Runs

Epic Runs

West Anchorage

12/05/2019 – Long and Winding Road

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.” Heraclitus

Jesse Gobeli will lead "Long and Winding Road" with an estimated duration of 3.5 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Weigh Station south of Potter Marsh.  We will run to Rainbow and back on the Turnagain Arm Trail.   This is the same route that we ran last year just hours before the M7.1 earthquake dislodged massive boulders from the slopes above and onto the trail.

Turnagain Arm