Rob DeVelice will lead "Thanksgiving Virtual Epic" with a duration of 1.5 hours somewwhere in West Anchorage.
Head out wherever (and whenever) your heart, desires, and/or capabilities lead (with proper social distancing). Please enter information on what you did in the comments.
Lee Helzer will lead "Stockwell Fairwell" with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in The Chugach Front Range.
Meet at Glen Alps for for a 6:30 departure. We’ll head up Nintendo Hill and make a brief visit to Little O’Malley before cross the Ballfield. After the Ballfield we will plunge into the dense dwarf hemlocks and snow drifts. After some most excellent snow turtling we’ll return via Williwaw Lakes and Middle Fork trails.
There is an alternate return route for a full-value +1 hour finish to truly celebrate Brent’s last Epic before starting a new chapter in Wisconsin.
Lee Helzer will lead "You Are Not Forgotten" with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in Eklutna.
Meet at 6:15pm in the parking area at the start of Eklutna Lake road. Due to limited space we will carpool to a 4 car gravel pullout at about mile 4.5 on Eklutna Lake Road by electric pole 74. We will then hike up the road to electric pole 85 where we will depart the road and head up to Gold Star Peak then head over to Mount POW/MIA, pay homage, and return. Micro-spikes recommended. Please allow extra time for traffic delays.
Jesse Gobeli will lead "Green Lake / Black Lake" with a duration of 2.5 hours somewwhere in The Chugach Front Range.
Meet at the Glen Alps trailhead at 6:30 p.m. This will be an out and back jog with an intermission to explore the frozen Green and Black lakes.
E. Marquez will lead "2000 Foot Ceiling" with a duration of 2.5 hours somewwhere in The Chugach Front Range.
Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Basher Road trailhead (on the right hand side before the neighborhood). From there we will run to the end of Basher Road, to the Near Point trail, ascend through the spruce forest and staying below 2000 feet in elevation, complete a loop back to the trailhead.
Jesse Gobeli will lead "McHugh Mix" with a duration of 2.5 hours somewwhere in The Chugach Front Range.
Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the lower McHugh Parking Lot. We will proceed along a mix of terrain, including forest paths and rocky scrambles, depending on the whims of the participants as we head toward a high point on the ridge and return.
E. Marquez will lead "O'Malley Ridge " with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in The Chugach Front Range.
Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Glen Alps trailhead. We will take the trail to ascend Nintendo Hill, cross the ballfield, then ascend the gulley that tops out on the ridgeline to O’Malley Peak. To return, we will drop down on the other side towards Hidden Lake, and return to the trailhead.
Anne Ver Hoef will lead "60!!!" with a duration of 1 hour somewwhere in The Chugach Front Range.
NOTE: Start time: 6:00pm
Meet for start time at 6:00pm for a run of 60 minutes, 60 seconds. Do you see a theme? Yes, I am turning 60 years young; wishing to celebrate by doing something I love – running in the mountains. Meet at Glen Alps parking lot (original lot) for an excursion up to the Ballfield by the traditional route and return by the new trail. Take a headlamp in case we venture out past dark.
Jesse Gobeli will lead "Vista Peak" with a duration of 3.5 hours somewwhere in Eagle River - North.
Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Mile Hi traihead off of Eagle River Road. The route will be an out and back dash to the top of Vista Peak.
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.
Lee Helzer will lead "Passing Lane Exploration" with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in The Chugach Front Range.
Meet for a 6:30 departure at the Rabbit Lake trail head. We will take the Rabbit Lake trail to Rabbit Lake then investigate the passes. We will return via the same route.
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.