07/16/2020 – Ninja Ridge

Jesse Gobeli will lead "Ninja Ridge" with a duration of 4 hours somewwhere in The Chugach Front Range.

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.

07/02/2020 – Williwaw Loop

E. Marquez will lead "Williwaw Loop" with a duration of 5 hours somewwhere in The Chugach Front Range.

Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Prospect Heights trailhead.  We will proceed over Near Point, drop to the valley, continue to Long Lake and Williwaw Pass, then return via Middle Fork trail.

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

 

06/18/2020 – Full Circle

Jesse Gobeli will lead "Full Circle" with a duration of 3.5 hours somewwhere in Peters Creek.

Meet at the Peter’s Creek trailhead at the end of Malcolm Drive.  We will ascend Bear Mountain, partially descend the north ridge, traverse an alpine valley and ascend Eklutna Peak, then plunge back to the main trail completing a circle route.

06/11/2020 – Poppy’s Alaskan Half Marathon

Lee Helzer will lead "Poppy's Alaskan Half Marathon" with a duration of 5 hours somewwhere in Eagle River - South.

In honor of Rick Stutzman’s (aka Poppy’s) 70th birthday (June 18th); his upcoming partial knee replacement surgery (July 15th); and simply having a reason to come together as friends and family (virtually)…

You are invited…

Meet at the South Fork Eagle River trail head for a 6:30 departure to join us for an Alaska half marathon to celebrate a truly great man and long distance runner, whom we are lucky to call Dad, Poppy, Uncle, Brother, Neighbor, and Friend.

We will depart from the South Fork Eagle River trail head at 6:30 sharp and head up to 3965 then follow the ridge to 4710 and return via the Symphony Lakes and the South Fork trail.  The distance will be over 13.1 miles and probably less than 15 miles.

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.