04/09/2020 – Potter Overlook

"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.

Turnagain Arm

04/02/2020 – Caballo Blanco

“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.

Turnagain Arm

03/26/2020 – Knee Deep

"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

03/19/2020 – Bird Creek 20K

"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.

Turnagain Arm

03/12/2020 – Epic Sunsets

“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

04.02.2015 Return to Black Mesa epic

Turnagain Arm

03/05/2020 – Rough on the Edges

"What good is speed if the brain has oozed out on the way." St. Jerome

Jesse Gobeli will lead "Rough on the Edges" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at Prospect Heights trailhead.  We will take the trail towards Wolverine, then plunge into the valley and directly to the Middle Fork trail.

The Chugach Front Range

02/27/2020 – Hillside Trails Ramble

"Ships don't sink because of the water around them, ships sink because of the water that gets in them. Don't let what's happening around you get inside you, and weigh you down." - Unknown

Lee Helzer will lead "Hillside Trails Ramble" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet at the Upper Huffman Trailhead (at the end of Sultana Rd.) for a 6:30 departure.  We’ll ramble around the Hillside trails and try to find our way to the proposed Campbell Gorge Trail to link up to the Middle Fork trail then return via a combination of the Powerline and Gasline trails.

http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/plans/chugach/trailpln/csptrail_complete.pdf

 

 

Chugach State Park Trail Plan

Chugach State Park Trail Plan - Hillside Planning Unit January 1986

The Chugach Front Range

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