04/04/2019 – 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 with ice ax and micro spikes 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.

02/07/2019 – Far North Hillside Ramble

Lee Helzer will lead "Far North Hillside Ramble" with a duration of 3.5 hours somewwhere in West Anchorage.

Meet for a 6:30 departure at the small Klutina Dr trailhead of the Far North Bicentennial Park.  We’ll work up trails in the vicinity of the Powerline Trail and return via trails in the vicinity of the Gasline trail.  It should be a good workout.

01/17/2019 – Rusty Post-hole

Lee Helzer will lead "Rusty Post-hole" with a duration of 3.5 hours somewwhere in The Chugach Front Range.

a.k.a. Rough on the Edges

Meet at the Prospect Heights trail head for a 6:30 departure to Rusty Point.  We’ll ascend the standard route and descend the south face returning by way of the Middle Fork Trail.  No shoe shoes if you want a leg workout.  Expect a fair amount of post-holing.

01/16/2014 – Rough on the Edges

11/15/2018 – You Are Not Forgotten

Lee Helzer will lead "You Are Not Forgotten" with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in Peters Creek.

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.

Previous Years:

09/27/2018 – O’Malley’s White Shoulder

Lee Helzer will lead "O’Malley’s White Shoulder" with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in The Chugach Front Range.

Meet at 6:30 in the Glen Alps parking lot.  We will depart the fall colors as we know them and embark on a winter journey up Nintendo Hill to the Ball Field.  From the head of the Ball Field we’ll venture over O’Malley’s white shoulder and return via the Powerline trail.

09/13/2018 – Rendezvous Ridge Retry

Lee Helzer will lead "Rendezvous Ridge Retry" with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in JBER.

Meet at 6:30 pm in the pull out just before the parking lot at the end of Arctic Valley Road. We will head up to Rendezvous Peak then take the ridge back to exceptional berry picking.  After our mouths are blue and bellies full we’ll descend towards Ship Creek and catch a trail maintained by the local moose and bear population.

Note: The road may be closed for military training.  If closed, the backup option will be XXX.  (I need to figure out a backup)

See 2015 http://www.epicruns.org/?epics=rendezvous-ridge-3

09/06/2018 – Rendezvous Ridge

Lee Helzer will lead "Rendezvous Ridge" with a duration of 3 hours somewwhere in JBER.

The military has the road closed. Backup plan is to meet at the mile high trailhead.

Meet at 6:30 pm in the pull out just before the parking lot at the end of Arctic Valley Road. We will head up to Rendezvous Peak then take the ridge back to exceptional berry picking.  After our mouths are blue and bellies full we’ll descend towards Ship Creek and catch a trail maintained by the local moose and bear population.

See 2015 http://www.epicruns.org/?epics=rendezvous-ridge-3