09/24/2020 – Rays on Rainbow

Lee Helzer will lead "Rays on Rainbow" with a duration of 3.5 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

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.

09/10/2020 – Penguin Peak

Anne Ver Hoef will lead "Penguin Peak" with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

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.

08/06/2020 – Sheep Thrill Plus

E. Marquez will lead "Sheep Thrill Plus" with a duration of 3.5 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

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.

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

 

06/04/2020 – Falls Peak Circumnavigation

E. Marquez will lead "Falls Peak Circumnavigation" with a duration of 3.5 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

UPDATE

Meet in the Falls Creek parking lot for a 6:30 departure to circumnavigate Falls Peak.  We will head east, counter clockwise to the pass between Falls Peak and Indianhouse Mountain where we’ll descend to the headwaters of Falls Creek and return via the standard trail.

05/28/2020 – Ridgeline Above McHugh Creek

Anne Ver Hoef will lead "Ridgeline Above McHugh Creek" with a duration of 2.5 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

Starting at 6:30pm from the McHugh (upper) parking lot, we will start up the trail toward McHugh lake but then divert up to the ridgeline at a strategic location.  We will pick our way along the ridgeline until we drop back down to the trail at an advantageous spot. Return on the trail for a lollypop route.

05/21/2020 – Bird Flew

Lee Helzer will lead "Bird Flew" with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

Update

The Highway will be closed from 10pm to 5am in Indian.  We will keep the pace up to ensure we are back at the car by 9:30pm.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Bird Ridge trailhead (the rock quarry mega-lot).  We will follow Bird Creek to the falls, then we will select a suitable ascent route to the top of Bird Ridge.  We will return by the standard route.

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.

05/07/2020 – Rays on Rainbow

Jesse Gobeli will lead "Rays on Rainbow" with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Telephone Pole Rock parking area just south of Beluga Point on the Seward Highway.  We will follow trails until we ascend the north face of Rainbow Peak.  We will return by the standard route.

04/30/2020 – Potter to McHugh, Maybe

Anne Ver Hoef will lead "Potter to McHugh, Maybe" with a duration of 2.5 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

This out and back route will attempt to get on the ridge to McHugh from Potter Valley Rd. Meet at 6:30 in the dirt pull-out area shortly after Potter Valley Road becomes gravel (turn left to cont. on Potter Valley Rd and not SouthPointe Rd). Approx 2.5 hours, some bush bashing required to avoid private property.

04/16/2020 – Hole-in-the-Wall

Jesse Gobeli will lead "Hole-in-the-Wall" with a duration of 3.5 hours somewwhere in Turnagain Arm.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Rainbow trailhead.  We will take the east ridge of Rainbow, and then head towards Hole in the Wall.  We will return by a circuitous route.