Jesse Gobeli will lead "Tohu va vohu" with a duration of 2.5 hours somewwhere in The Chugach Front Range.
Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Rainbow trailhead. We will ascend the unnamed route via bushwhack and routefinding to a turnaround point on the ridge.
E. Marquez will lead "Trotting Around Rainbow" with a duration of 2.5 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.
Meet at the Rainbow trailhead for a 6:30 departure. We’ll take the main trail west then depart the comfort of the main trail for a bushwhack up a small wooded ravine. We should meet the main Rainbow trail for the descent.
Mike Monterusso will lead "Farewell to Legs" with a duration of 2.5 hours somewwhere in The Chugach Front Range.
Meet at 6:30 at Prospect Heights Trailhead. We will move up the powerline and along the South Fork Rim trail while considering the elusive shortcut passage to the Middle Fork Trail. If we are denied, we will head west and return to the parking lot via Hemlock Knob or White Spruce trails.
This will be the final Epic for Mike Monterusso as he will soon depart the wondrous lands of Alaska for the flatlands of Minnesota to pursue new adventures both professional and epic.
Jesse Gobeli will lead "Mile 5 " with a duration of 2.5 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.
Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Telephone Pole Rock parking area just past Beluga Point. We will take a tour of the crags and prominences on both sides of the Turnagain Arm trail completing a circle route back to the start.
Jesse Gobeli will lead "Fingertip" with a duration of 2.5 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.
Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Rainbow trailhead. This route will delight the bushwhack enthusiasts. We will ascend through the woods and along Rainbow Creek until we reach the tip of the “Finger”. Expect deep snow, thick devil’s club, steep ravines, numerous downed trees and other miscellaneous obstacles. Depending on the swiftness of our progress, we may continue exploring towards the headwaters of Rainbow Creek 2000 feet above. One highlight of the trip will be a visit to a stately old-growth hemlock forest.