08/22/2019 – Wedge Wromp

"People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day." ~source obscure

E. Marquez will lead "Wedge Wromp" with an estimated duration of 3.5 hours.

Meet at 6:30 pm in the Glen Alps parking area. We will proceed on the Powerline Trail to the Hidden Lake Trail. We will soon diverge from the Hidden Lake Trail and head up along the ridge leading to the summit of the Wedge. From there decisions will be made regarding the most desirable descent route.

The Chugach Front Range

08/15/2019 – Little Indianhouse

"Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow." --Plato

Lee Helzer will lead "Little Indianhouse" with an estimated duration of 3.5 hours.

Meet at Falls Creek Trail head for a 6:30 departure.  We will attempt to reach the highpoint labeled on the map as 3920 or Little Indianhouse Mountain.

Turnagain Arm

08/08/2019 – Bird Ridge Low Down

"We have fallen into the place where everything is music." ~Rumi

Rob DeVelice will lead "Bird Ridge Low Down" with an estimated duration of 2 hours.

Meet at 6:30 in the Bird Ridge Mega-Parking Lot. We will proceed on the paved and wooden trail to the old lot and then head straight up through the woods, meadows, and rock bands to Bird Ridge. From there we will hop across the trail and head down towards Bird Creek and out.

Turnagain Arm

08/01/2019 – Indian / Bird ridge Workshop of Horrors

"quote" ~by whom

Jesse Gobeli will lead "Indian / Bird ridge Workshop of Horrors" with an estimated duration of 3.5 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Indian trailhead at the end of Boretide road.  We will be working on a new route direct to Bird Ridge and back.

Post Report

Two unsuspecting participants and one dog undertook this epic expecting some bushwhacking before breaking out into open forest and a run to the summit.   Soon after plunging into the forest from the parking lot, this route quickly turned nightmarish – giant trees crisscrossed three and four high, interwoven by a ropelike web of giant thornbearing devils club.   The participants and the dog crawled on bellies and performed gymnastic like movements through the horrifying tangled chaos suffering widespread bodily thorn punctures and shredded clothing.  The epic called it quits after 2.5 hours, having covered 1.5 miles and 1500 feet.  The retreat took every bit as long and was arguably more arduous than the climb – this route has earned its title  “Workshop of Horrors” – likely never again to be repeated in the annals of Epic history.

Turnagain Arm

07/25/2019 – Symphony of Destruction

"Maturity is realizing how many things don't require your comment." Rachel Wolchin

E. Marquez will lead "Symphony of Destruction" with an estimated duration of 3.5 hours.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the South Fork Eagle River trailhead.   We will take the ridge to the south Symphony lakes, then return by the main trail.

Eagle River - South