12/03/2020 – Nintendo Hill Out and Back

"Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved." Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Prospect Heights trailhead.  We will run along the powerline trail past Glen Alps, then take the turnoff to O’Malley Gulley and ascend Nintendo Hill.  We will return by the same route.

The Chugach Front Range

11/26/2020 – Thanksgiving Virtual Epic

"Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion." ~Edward Abbey

Rob DeVelice will lead "Thanksgiving Virtual Epic" with an estimated duration of 1.5 hours.

Head out wherever (and whenever) your heart, desires, and/or capabilities lead (with proper social distancing). Please enter information on what you did in the comments.

Happy Thanksgiving!

West Anchorage

11/19/2020 – Stockwell Fairwell

"Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end." ~by Seneca

Lee Helzer will lead "Stockwell Fairwell" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet at Glen Alps for for a 6:30 departure.  We’ll head up Nintendo Hill and make a brief visit to Little O’Malley before cross the Ballfield.  After the Ballfield we will plunge into the dense dwarf hemlocks and snow drifts.  After some most excellent snow turtling we’ll return via Williwaw Lakes and Middle Fork trails. 

There is an alternate return route for a full-value +1 hour finish to truly celebrate Brent’s last Epic before starting a new chapter in Wisconsin.

Brent Stockwell - Last Minute Epic

Brent Stockwell - Last Minute Epic, 3/15/2018

The Chugach Front Range

11/12/2020 – You Are Not Forgotten

While only one day of the year is dedicated solely to honoring our veterans, Americans must never forget the sacrifices that many of our fellow countrymen have made to defend our country and protect our freedoms. ~Randy Neugebauer

Lee Helzer will lead "You Are Not Forgotten" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet at 6:15pm in the parking area at the start of Eklutna Lake road. Due to limited space we will carpool to a 4 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.

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11/05/2020 – Green Lake / Black Lake

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer." Albert Camus

Jesse Gobeli will lead "Green Lake / Black Lake" with an estimated duration of 2.5 hours.

Meet at the Glen Alps trailhead at 6:30 p.m.   This will be an out and back jog with an intermission to explore the frozen Green and Black lakes.

The Chugach Front Range

10/29/2020 – 2000 Foot Ceiling

"Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom, if you listen." Carl Sandburg

E. Marquez will lead "2000 Foot Ceiling" with an estimated duration of 2.5 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Basher Road trailhead (on the right hand side before the neighborhood).   From there we will run to the end of Basher Road, to the Near Point trail, ascend through the spruce forest and staying below 2000 feet in elevation, complete a loop back to the trailhead.

The Chugach Front Range

10/22/2020 – McHugh Mix

“He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears.” ― Michel de Montaigne

Jesse Gobeli will lead "McHugh Mix" with an estimated duration of 2.5 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the lower McHugh Parking Lot.   We will proceed along a mix of terrain, including forest paths and rocky scrambles, depending on the whims of the participants as we head toward a high point on the ridge and return.

The Chugach Front Range

10/15/2020 – O’Malley Ridge

"Merrily wishing rarely makes it so, wishing and working often makes it so." Anonymous

E. Marquez will lead "O'Malley Ridge " with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Glen Alps trailhead.  We will take the trail to ascend Nintendo Hill, cross the ballfield, then ascend the gulley that tops out on the ridgeline to O’Malley Peak.   To return, we will drop down on the other side towards Hidden Lake, and return to the trailhead.

The Chugach Front Range

10/08/2020 – 60!!!

"Age is only a number." By ???

Anne Ver Hoef will lead "60!!!" with an estimated duration of 1 hour.

NOTE:  Start time:  6:00pm

Meet for start time at 6:00pm for a run of 60 minutes, 60 seconds.  Do you see a theme?  Yes, I am turning 60 years young; wishing to celebrate by doing something I love – running in the mountains.  Meet at Glen Alps parking lot (original lot) for an excursion up to the Ballfield by the traditional route and return by the new trail.  Take a headlamp in case we venture out past dark.

The Chugach Front Range

10/01/2020 – Vista Peak

"The reason why I far prefer the autumn to the spring is because in autumn one looks up to heaven - in spring at the earth" Soren Kierkegaard

Jesse Gobeli will lead "Vista Peak" with an estimated duration of 3.5 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Mile Hi traihead off of Eagle River Road.  The route will be an out and back dash to the top of Vista Peak.

Eagle River - North

09/24/2020 – Rays on Rainbow

"Luck is when preparation meets opportunity" ~Seneca

Lee Helzer will lead "Rays on Rainbow" with an estimated duration of 3.5 hours.

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 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.

Turnagain Arm