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

09/10/2020 – Penguin Peak

"A warm smile is the universal language of kindness." William Arthur Ward

Anne Ver Hoef will lead "Penguin Peak" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet at 6:30pm at trailhead:  turn left off Seward Hwy on Konikson Rd (past Bird Creek trailhead and campground) and go to the end of the dirt road to large parking lot.  This is an out-and-back of 6.3 miles and elevation gain of over 4000 ft.  Be prepared for a climb!  May bring a headlamp, just in case.

Turnagain Arm

09/03/2020 – Harp Mountain

"sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together." Marilyn Monroe

E. Marquez will lead "Harp Mountain" with an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the South Fork Eagle River Trailhead.   We will take the main trail to the Hanging Valley, then ascend Harp Mountain and return.

Eagle River - South

08/27/2020 – See Me, Feel Me

"The things that we love tell us what we are.” ― St. Thomas Aquinas

Jesse Gobeli will lead "See Me, Feel Me" with an estimated duration of 3.5 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Prospect Heights trailhead.  We will take the middle fork trail to just below Rusty Point where we will quickly diverge for the high point.  We will proceed along the ridge to Wolverine with a return over Near Point.

The Chugach Front Range

08/20/2020 – Return to Black Mesa

"I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell." ~ Harry S Truman

Lee Helzer will lead "Return to Black Mesa" with an estimated duration of 4 hours.

Meet at the lower McHugh Parking Area for a 6:30 departure.  We will ascend the charred west ridge of Black Mesa and return via our standard route up the north face of Rainbow Peak and the Turnagain Arm Trail.

Turnagain Arm

08/13/2020 – 907 Goat

"If you achieve something good with hard work, the labour passes away, but the good remains. If you do something shameful for the sake of pleasure, the pleasure passes, but the shame remains." ~Musonius Rufus

Lee Helzer will lead "907 Goat" with an estimated duration of 3.5 hours.

Meet at 14815 Echo Canyon Rd. off of Canyon Rd. for a 6:30 departure.  Park by the basketball hoop past the driveway.  Please keep dogs on leash at the house due to cats on the loose.

We will take a quick jaunt down Eva’s trail, then sneak back up to Canyon Rd. on the secret trail.  From the trailhead we will head up Peak 3 and follow the ridge back to Ptarmigan pass, then drop down to the Powerline trail.  We will follow the Powerline trail  for a bit before we B-line to Canyon Rd. via the pass between Flattop and Peak 2.  Canyon Rd. will take us back to the start.  If we so choose we can record our names on the finisher clipboard.

See this link for details: https://www.strava.com/activities/3885342193

 

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08/06/2020 – Sheep Thrill Plus

"Worrying is like paying debt you don’t owe." —Mark Twain

E. Marquez will lead "Sheep Thrill Plus" with an estimated duration of 3.5 hours.

Meet at the Falls Creek trail head for a 6:30 departure.  We will follow Sheep Thrills ridge up then continue the ridge back toward South Suicide.  At the most opportune time we will sneak down to the main trail and return.

Turnagain Arm

07/30/2020 – Double Bypass

"It is futile to do with more what can be done with fewer.” ― William of Ockham

Jesse Gobeli will lead "Double Bypass" with an estimated duration of 4.5 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Ptarmigan trailhead in Chugiak.  We will follow the main trail up the valley, ascend Blacktail Rocks and then Roundtop to complete a loop back to the main trail.

Eagle River - North

07/23/2020 – The Ramp

"None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm." Henry David Thoreau

E. Marquez will lead "The Ramp" with an estimated duration of 4.5 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Glen Alps trailhead.  We will take the trail to Hidden Lake, then ascend to the ridgeline and traverse to the Ramp.  We will return by the main trail.

The Chugach Front Range

07/16/2020 – Ninja Ridge

The philosopher..."is like one who retires under the shelter of a wall in the storm of dust and sleet which the driving wind hurries along" Plato, The Republic

Jesse Gobeli will lead "Ninja Ridge" with an estimated duration of 4 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Rabbit Lakes trailhead at the very end of Canyon Rd.  We will follow hidden trails that plunge to Rabbit Creek. We will follow the creek for awhile before taking off on an ascent to McHugh Peak.  We will then stay on the ridgeline all the way to Rabbit Lake and return on the main trail.

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07/09/2020 – South Suicide Plus

"Do it or don't do it - you will regret both." ~Soren Kierkegaard

Lee Helzer will lead "South Suicide Plus" with an estimated duration of 6 or more hours.

Meet at the Rainbow trail head for a 6:30 departure.  We will follow hidden trails to the headwaters of Rainbow creek where we will ascend directly to the summit of South Suicide.  We will return via Hole in the Wall for a loop route.

Post Report

  • 5h 54m
  • 9.42 miles
  • ~5,700 ascent
  • 4 participants (Lee, Jesse, Eliseo, & Tyndall) 1 dog (Jack)

The Chugach Front Range