06/25/2020 – Botany Challenge v49.2020

Rob DeVelice will lead "Botany Challenge v49.2020" with a duration of 1.5 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

Meet at 6:30 pm at the Falls Creek Trailhead on the Seward Highway. This will be a botany focused nature hike (not much running) and will update a species list originally generated in 2013 (see hyperlink below). We will attempt to identify 49 species of native plants (Alaska being the 49th state). The route will extend from sea level to about 1,200 feet elevation along the Falls Creek Trail in Chugach State Park.

https://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/regions/alaska/FallsCreek/index.shtml

 

05/14/2020 – Botanical Recon

Rob DeVelice will lead "Botanical Recon" with a duration of 2 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

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.

08/08/2019 – Bird Ridge Low Down

Rob DeVelice will lead "Bird Ridge Low Down" with a duration of 2 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

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.

06/06/2019 – Flipping the Bird

Rob DeVelice will lead "Flipping the Bird " with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

Meet at 6:30 pm at the Bird Valley Trailhead at the end of Konikson Road in Bird. We will leave a vehicle there and car pool to the start along the Bird to Gird Bike Path. From there we will bushwack steeply up towards the tower on Penguin Ridge and out via the Penguin Peak Trail.

05/09/2019 – New Rarajipari Route

Rob DeVelice will lead "New Rarajipari Route" with a duration of 1.5 hours somewwhere in West Anchorage.

Meet at 6:30 pm at the north edge of the stadium parking lot in Kincaid Park. We will be playing a non-competitive variation of the running game played by the Raramuri of the Copper Canyon region of Mexico. We will kick a baseball along varied terrain (with lots of laughs and joy along the way).