"We find comfort among those who agree with us - growth among those who don't." Frank A Clark
Anne Ver Hoef will lead "Ridgeline Above McHugh Creek" with an estimated duration of 2.5 hours.
Starting at 6:30pm from the McHugh (upper) parking lot, we will start up the trail toward McHugh lake but then divert up to the ridgeline at a strategic location. We will pick our way along the ridgeline until we drop back down to the trail at an advantageous spot. Return on the trail for a lollypop route.
"Instead of buying your children all the things you never had, you should teach them all the things you were never taught. Material wears out but knowledge stays." - Bruce Lee
Lee Helzer will lead "Bird Flew" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.
The Highway will be closed from 10pm to 5am in Indian. We will keep the pace up to ensure we are back at the car by 9:30pm.
Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Bird Ridge trailhead (the rock quarry mega-lot). We will follow Bird Creek to the falls, then we will select a suitable ascent route to the top of Bird Ridge. We will return by the standard route.
"There is a love of wild nature in everybody, an ancient mother-love ever showing itself or no, and however covered by cares and duties." ~John Muir
Rob DeVelice will lead "Botanical Recon" with an estimated duration of 2 hours.
Meet at 6:30 pm in the Windy Corner parking area on the Seward Highway. We will begin on the Turnagain Arm Trail for a couple of kilometers and then diverge upslope via scramble and bushwack towards Sheep Thrills Ridge botanizing along the way. We will return after about one hour by the same route.
“Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either -- but right through every human heart -- and through all human hearts. " Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Jesse Gobeli will lead "Rays on Rainbow" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.
Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Telephone Pole Rock parking area just south of Beluga Point on the Seward Highway. We will follow trails until we ascend the north face of Rainbow Peak. We will return by the standard route.
"What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?" ~Robert Schuller
Anne Ver Hoef will lead "Potter to McHugh, Maybe" with an estimated duration of 2.5 hours.
This out and back route will attempt to get on the ridge to McHugh from Potter Valley Rd. Meet at 6:30 in the dirt pull-out area shortly after Potter Valley Road becomes gravel (turn left to cont. on Potter Valley Rd and not SouthPointe Rd). Approx 2.5 hours, some bush bashing required to avoid private property.
“Turn your attention for a while away from the worries and anxieties. Remind yourself of all your many blessings.” – Ralph Marston
E. Marquez will lead "Hillside Ramble" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.
Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Hillside trailhead off of Abbott Road. We will follow trails to Near Point and return.
The Chugach Front Range
"Boy, you know every time I see Hole-in-the-Wall again, it's like seeing it fresh for the first time. And every time that happens, I keep asking myself the same question: how could I be so damn stupid to keep coming back here?" from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Jesse Gobeli will lead "Hole-in-the-Wall" with an estimated duration of 3.5 hours.
Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Rainbow trailhead. We will take the east ridge of Rainbow, and then head towards Hole in the Wall. We will return by a circuitous route.
"After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. " Nelson Mandela
E. Marquez will lead "Potter Overlook" with an estimated duration of 3.5 hours.
Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Weigh Station on the Seward Highway just south of Potter Marsh. We will diverge from the Turnagain Arm trail after a mile or so and head straight up to Potter Overlook. We will return via a different route.
“There is no greater sorrow then to recall our times of joy in wretchedness.” ― Dante Alighieri, Inferno
Jesse Gobeli will lead "Caballo Blanco" with an estimated duration of 3.5 hours.
Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the gravel parking area just past McHugh Creek. We will follow game trails as we ascend and eventually top out on Caballo Blanco. We will return by the scree field to the main trail.
"Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery." John Ruskin
E. Marquez will lead "Knee Deep" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.
Meet at 6:30 at the small trailhead at the end of Basher Road. We will head up the trail to Near Point. Then we will plunge down into No Man’s Land and bushwhack over to the main Wolverine trail. Then we will take the Lost Cabin trail back to the Basher trailhead. From there we will run back to the start.
The Chugach Front Range
"Travelin' light, is the only way to fly" JJ Cale
Jesse Gobeli will lead "Bird Creek 20K" with an estimated duration of 4 hours.
It is time for the Annual Bird Creek 20K! Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Bird Creek trailhead at the end of Konikson Road. Participants will be delighted by cold temperatures and pillowy snow as we work our way over the gently rolling terrain past the ford site and back. An excellent postholing workout! The first six finishers will receive a prize.
“If your path demands you to walk through hell, walk as if you own the damn place.” Unknown
Lee Helzer will lead "Epic Sunsets" with an estimated duration of 3.5 hours.
Meet in the lower lot at the Mchugh trailhead for a 6:30 departure. We’ll post-hole our way up to point 2838 enjoying an epic sunset all along the way.
04.02.2015 Return to Black Mesa epic