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ALWAYS NOTIFY CONTACT PERSON WHETHER BY PHONE, TEXT OR EMAIL
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EVENTDAYDATETIME TO MEETPLACE TO MEETCONTACT
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http://happyhikersanchorage.com/hh/Home.html
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VARIOUS HIKES, WILL CHANGE WEEKLY"NO CONTACT" Means: Network with others if you are concerned about whether anyone is going
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SHORT HIKE
Shebanof
MON10:00 AMShebanof (“Upper O’Malley” trailhead)NO CONTACT
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SHORT HIKE
BLM
THURS10:00 AMNorth Bivouac Trailhead off Campbell Airstrip RdNO CONTACT
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SHORT HIKE
Turnagain Arm Trail - various
FRI10:00 AMTrain Parking lot near the Chugach State Park HQNO CONTACT
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Additional Exercise Opportunities:
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River WalkMWF8-10 amH2OASISNO CONTACT
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Water Exercise MWF9-10amH2OASISLinda Stafford 5222398
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50 and FIT DEEP STRETCH YOGATHURS1 pm630 E 57th OR John's Park, contact Lynne for location Lynne Opstad - lynne.opstad@gmail.com
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TENNIS THURS6:00 PMWEST HIGHPeerooza Hataria peerooza@gmail.com
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Main Weekly Events:
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MATANUSKA LAKE TRAILSWED4/26/201710:00 AMFred Meyer Muldoon park near Garden Area Palmer Trailhead 10:45 $5 parking or state park pass Connie Lynch 907-317-1008 lynchcg@yahoo.com
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HIKE MCHUGH PARKING LOT UP TOWARD RABBIT LAKES WED5/3/201710:00 AMMeet at 9:30 am at Carrs Huffman (Row F) or at 10 am at the trail head,Seward Hwy Mile 112 parking lot Amelia Walsh amelia_101@hotmail.com 3172660
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HIKE PEAK 2WED5/10/20179:30 AMTo carpool, meet 9:30am Carrs Huffman Row F. or join us 9:50am at Canyon Rd Trailhead. Park past the gate near the trees in the wide area on the right. The new trail is just past the parking area uphill on the left, and is signed Trail to Flattop. Bring lunch, grippers. Hiking poles can be quite a help for balance on the downhill/snow. Ron Z-Z
mrzz1@hotmail.com
907-561-7811 Hm Ph
919-998-8016 Cell
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2FOR 1 REFLECTION LAKE AND THUNDERBIRD FALLSWED5/17/201710:00 AMFred Meyer Muldoon near GARDEN area Judy Green anchseibels@gmail.com 907-306-1981
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THE PERCH DEW MOUND EAGLE RIVER NATURE CENTERWED5/24/20179:00 AMFred Meyer Muldoon GARDEN area or 10:00 AM Nature Center Parking fee $5Allow 4-6 hours Jo Clark 907-232-1177 joclark99687@gmail.com
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Hike EMERALD COVE, Whittier. trailhead at end of Shotgun Cove Road WED5/31/20179:15 AMCarrs Huffman Row F 9:15am, or meet Whittier Tunnefl 10:20am for 10:30-10:45am opening. $13/vehicle.hike ~6 mi roundtrip, relatively flat. BRING WATERPROOF FOOTWEAR. Anticipate return through the tunnel at 4 pm opening.Erin Oba 345-7319 oba@alaska.net
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Hike or Bike to GirdwoodWED6/7/201710:00 AMOptions for bike/hike to Girdwood - meet at the trail head of your choice, depending on how far you want to bike or hike:

Hike- meet at Carrs Huffman, Row F at 8:45am, start hiking at Bird Point at 9:30am, 13 miles roundtrip. paved trail, one long uphill otherwise fairly flat.

Bike- 10:30am- Meet at the Bird Creek Campground, Mile Post 101, 22 miles roundtrip to Girdwood
Follow the signs showing parking for bikes. Anyone using a road bike might want to walk the short, gravel path to the paved bike trail. Chugach State Park stickers should cover the parking fee.

Bike- 11:00am- Meet at the Bird Point lookout parking area, Mile Post 96.5, 13 Miles roundtrip to Girdwood

We will all meet up along the way and have lunch at the US Glacier Ranger Station just up the Alyeska Highway from the Girdwood intersection. Target time for lunch is 11:45am. Pack a lunch and a range of clothing. If the weather is not conducive to biking we will hike the trail from Bird Point. meeting at Carrs to carpool as noted above. Let Lynne Opstad (Lynne.Opstad@gmail.com, cell 529-1039) know which start point you plan on being at.
Lynne Opstad lynne.opstad@gmail.com 529-1039
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BIRD RIDGEWED 6/14/20179:30 AMCarrs Huffman Row F Sharon Zandman-Zeman 2066394778 sharon_zz@hotmail.com
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LONG LAKE N. FORK CAMPBELL CREEK, SOME WILL GO WITH BRUCE TALBOT TO TIKISHLA PEAK FROM THE LONG LAKE TRAIL WHICH WOULD BE AN ELEVATION GAINWED6/21/20179:00 AMMeet at Basher Rd. Trailhead (the top of Campbell Airstrip Rd). This is a long moderate hike, about 6 miles to get to or overlook the lake (RT about 12 miles w/2200' elev gain, figure 7 hours). Can turn back at any point and still see the beautiful valley on back side of Wolverine. The valley is quite beautiful and anywhere could be a nice turnaround place. There is no definitive, continuous trail - we plan on placing flagging tape and the last person can retrieve it. Once we are in the valley, for those who want to ascend 3000 feet up from the north fork valley, Bruce Talbot has offered to lead a group up Tikishla - this is not a technical climb but does involve some rock scrambling. It is a 3000' elev gain from the valley, so plan on a long day). Limited parking so car pool as much as possible. The hike will be weather dependent as it would not be fun with winds or rain.
Judyccaminer@gmail.com 907-227-4125 for LONG LAKE Bruce Talbot bruce.talbot@gmail.com for TIKISHLA
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JOHNSON PASS 3-5 MILES OUT AND BACKWED6/28/20178:00 AMCarrs Huffman Row F, Driving to Mile 64 on the Seward Hwy to trailhead, some may camp the night beforeChris Keltz 6106555577 ducorps@gmail.com
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Mt. ALICETHURS6/29/2017SewardNEED CONTACT
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MT. MARATHONFRI6/30/2017Seward"
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FALLS CREEK SOUTH SUICIDE VERY STRENUOUSTBDTBDTBDFalls Creek to S. Suicide Peak to Rabbit Lake to Upper Canyon Road. This is a quite long and strenuous trip (5000 feet elevation gain requiring 9 hours +/- PRE POSITION CARSTed and Ginny Moore tgmoore@gci.net H345-1355, C244-1358 JOE KURTAK
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WINNER CREEK, LUNCH ON GRAVEL BARWED7/5/201710:00 AMCONTACT: Marilyn Connor Mobile or Text: 907-830-9581
MEET: Carrs Huffman 10:00, Row F …OR at Winner Creek Trail head at 11:00
INFO: an easy 2.5 mi. to the tram and back on same trail. Slight elevation gain.
BRING: gloves for the hand tram, lunch, bug repellant, rain gear, etc.
Lunch at the Glacier River after crossing the hand tram.
Approximately 1:30, begin the hike back.
RETURN: around 3:00 or 4:00 to Carrs Huffman
Marilyn Connor 830-9581 marilynofalaska@gmail.com
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PORTAGE PASSWED, WEATHER PERMITTING7/12/20179:00 Meet at 9:00am at Carrs Huffman, row F, to carpool. We plan to pass through the Whittier Tunnel at 10:30 am. The tunnel fee is $13.00 per vehicle RT. Tentatively, plan on returning on the 4:00pm tunnel. The hike is approximately 7.2 miles round trip with a 750 ft elevation gain. Beautiful views of Portage Glacier and Prince William SoundMerri Rowe rowegunnill@gci.net 3503467
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Nancy Lake Recreation Area - Cross Park TraverseFRIJuly 14, 2017
6 mile woodland hike from East Red Shirt Lake THead to Lynx Lake THead. Meet at Nancy Lake Fire Station at 10 AM (mile 64.5 Parks Hwy) to preposition cars at Nancy Lake Parkway (parks pass required) and mile 3.7 Lynx Lake Road gate.
Contact Leaders: Jen and Frank Schrage 970-390-2927 (note area code). Leave message with phone # in case of last minute changes.
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MANITOBA CABINTUES AND WED NIGHTS7/18-20Marilyn Connor 830-9581 marilynofalaska@gmail.com
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Taku Lake Wed7/1910:00 AMTaku Lake Trail Head for a walk in the rain!No Contact
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SUMMIT CREEK: 2 OPTIONSWED7/19/20178:00 AM For hikers who will be joining the hike from Anchorage, meet at Carrs Huffman at 8:00 am. The other hikers who are staying at Manitoba Cabin or camping the night before will plan on meeting at the Trailhead at 10:00am. Please RSVP Merri by Monday, July 17 if you are driving from Anchorage, as she will be with the Manitoba group. We will have someone check names in Anchorage. The Summit Creek Trailhead is just past Milepost 44. Look for a U shaped gravel parking lot off the highway on the right side, just south of Summit Lake. The trailhead is only visible by entering the gravel parking lot. We will plan on hiking to the saddle, overlooking the Pass. There are beautiful views along the entire hike. It is not difficult. The first pass is about 2 hours from the start and 1200 feet elevation gain. A longer option to overlook the Resurrection trail is 8.4 miles to the Pass, approximately 16.8 round trip. Hikers can do any portion of the hike, as we go up and back the same trail, just need to pre plan with your car group if you would like to modify the hike.Merri Rowe rowegunnill@gci.net 3503467
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LOST LAKE (Seward)MON7/24/20177:45 AMMeet at Carrs Huffman at 7:45 to be ready to depart by 8am - Row F. From there we can carpool but everyone needs to go to the end of the hike first. From there decide which cars we will take to the beginning but will need 2-3 cars left at the end.
Hike is 15 miles, stopping at Lost Lake for lunch. Some may want to go into Seward for dinner. This hike is great but only if weather is fine. Will keep an eye on weather when it gets closer. Think 🌞 sunshine. Must confirm participation with hike contact, Lynn King to receive timely updates.
Lynette King 575-9517 9451 or tigger@gmail.com
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Shebanof Trail HeadWED7/26/201710:00 AMTrail direction to be decided by the group - plan on 2-3 hours max NO Contact
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Ridge Walk/Eagle RiverTHURS7/27/20179:00 AMHike starts at the South Fork Eagle River Trail Head (for Valley hikers, we plan to start hiking at 9:50 am). After about two miles from Trail Head a narrow path starts up toward the ridge. It is a gradual climb but intensifies considerably along the way up. It is an out and back with elevation gain of about 2100 feet and terrain varies from tall grass at the beginning to tundra toward the ridge and on the ridge. Plan on 4-5 hours minimum, some may go longer (for purposes of car pooling, know whether you prefer longer or shorter and choose the appropriate car). It is a fun and scenic ridge walk with breathtaking views of South Fork Eagle River Valley, Eagle and Symphony Lakes and the surrounding spectacular mountains and glaciers behind the lakes - weather is expected to be good but do come prepared with appropriate gear and lunch.
Amelia Walsh amelia_101@hotmail.com 3172660
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PIONEER SUMMITTBD10:00 AM Meet at Nancy Lake Fire Station (mile 64.5 Parks Hwy) to preposition cars at Nancy Lake Parkway (parks pass required) and mile 3.7 Lynx Lake Road gate.CONTACT?
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GLEN ALPS TO O'MALLEY BALLFIELD TO OVERLOOK OF WILLIWAW LAKES SOME MAY RETURN VIA MIDDLE FORKSATURDAY8/5/20179:00 AMMeet at Glen Alps parking lot at 9:00 am. Hike in to Williwaw lakes via the “Ball Field” route, and return via the Middle Fork trail. Plan about 6 hours +/- of hiking to do the circuit.Ted and Ginny Moore tgmoore@gci.net H345-1355, C244-1358
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SHIP PASS MON8/7/20179:00 AM9 AM start time - we will be hiking to the saddle and back to Glen Alps parking lot with lunch on the saddle wehre we can see Ship Pass Lake below. I will not be hiking the Ramp or the Wedge which is an additional climb on each side of the saddle. Meet at Glen Alps parking lot and expect about a 12 mile hike, 6-8 hours. PLEASE do not plan anything else for that day. Bring plenty of water and snacks. Dogs are welcome but keep them on a leash until we are on the trail. CONTACT Joan Diamond at 360-8871 for just the hiking portion of the adventure. We have ADDED a bike option if people want to bike to the bridge and lock their bikes there. Judy Caminer will be the contact for biking. CONTACT her at 227-4125 or judyccaminer@gmail.com. Bikers will be leaving later from Glen Alps, 9:30 am and meet up with the rest of the group at the bridge. Contact for hiking only: Joan Diamond, 360-8871To Hike Only, contact Joan Diamond at buddy4@ak.net or 360-8871 ---- and to Bike/Hike, Contact Judy Caminer at 227-4125 or judyccaminer@gmail.com
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Westchester Lagoon WalkWED8/9/201710:00 AMMeet at the main parking lot, direction and length of hike will be weather and group dependentNO CONTACT for this hike
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SHIP PASS WED8/9/20179:00 AMWe will be hiking to the saddle and back to Glen Alps parking lot with lunch on the saddle where we can see Ship Pass Lake below. I will not be hiking the Ramp or the Wedge which is an additional climb on each side of the saddle.
Meet at 9 am at Glen Alps parking lot and expect about a 12 mile hike, 6-8 hours.
Please do not plan anything else for that day.
Bring plenty of water and snacks
Dogs are welcome but keep them on a leash until we are on the trail
Contact Joan Diamond at 360-8871
Joan Diamond buddy4@ak.net 345-6192 360-8871
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GOLD MINT TRAIL//OR APRIL BOWL ++ rained out - walked Bartlett ski trailsWed8/16/20179:00 AMMeet at Fred Meyer Muldoon (Garden Area) at 9 AM to carpool, Turner's at 10 am.Barbara Weil C971-344-8829 weilb@gci.net
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HIKE BODENBURG BUTTE/ Dig Veggies at PYRAH’S FARMMON8/21/201710:00 AM10am Fred Meyer Muldoon, Garden Area. 10:45am WEST BODENBURG BUTTE Trailhead. 

Directions: Exit the Old Glenn Highway at North Bodenburg Loop. in 0.5mi, turn left on Mothershead Lane, which leads to the $5 Matsu parking lot.
Trail: 1.5 mi to the top, 3 mi roundtrip ---elev gain 700',~ 2 hrs. Bring lunch.
After hike, Pyrahs farm: Bring Garden gloves, trowel.
Claudette Hixon
cell 250-2837
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PTARMIGAN TARNTUES8/22/201710:00 AMMeet at Storck Park on Rabbit Cheek Rd to carpool. The trail begins at the Rabbit Lake trailhead but there is not much parking. The hike will be up to the Tarn, about 2 miles on the Rabbit Lake trail and a climb up to the Tarn. We will have lunch at the Tarn and return. Lynette King cell 575-9517 or tigger@gmail.com
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IDITAROD TRAIL FROM TURNAGAIN PASS Mi 68.5 MON8/28/20178:30 AM8:30am Carrs Huffman Row F. We will depart promptly.

 The upper, southern terminus of the Historic Iditarod Trail in Turnagain Pass begins at the Mile 68.5 rest area on the east side of the Seward Highway, just over the crest of the pass. Begin off the backside of the parking lot past the picnic tables. In 200’ the Iditarod trail swings up and left (north) off the main trail. It quickly broadens into a superb trail.

This will be an out-and-back hike of 4 miles or to the overlook above the canyon. Easy trail, well maintained with little elevation. Very scenic and picturesque with abundant Alaska blueberries, almost black in color, and bog blueberries, blue. They are both the shrubby kind. Last year there was an abundance of them. Hope this year is the same, so bring your containers for picking.
Amelia Walsh amelia_101@hotmail.com 317-2660
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PTARMIGAN VALLEY TRAVERSE, BALDY AREA EAGLE RIVER TO OLD GLENN HWY BY BIRCHWOOD about 9 miles in 5-6 hoursWED8/30/20179:30 AM Meet at Fred Meyer Muldoon parking lot near Garden entrance to carpool. Hike is ~9 miles, starting at Baldy parking lot on Skyline Drive Eagle River. It is mostly descending with one ravine to go down and up and a small creek to cross. The ravine has blueberries if we hit it right. Need to pre position cars. Ptarmigan Valley trailhead can be found on google maps at https://www.google.com/maps/place/61%C2%B023'27.6%22N+149%C2%B028'07.0%22W/@61.3949907,-149.4807005,15.05z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d61.391!4d-149.4686
From Anc---- take Glenn Hwy to N Birchwood exit, go R on Birchwood Loop Rd, go R on Old Glenn, large parking area for the trailhead is 0.5 mi on the left (next to the Trailhead is a small store, Spring Creek Creations, 18915 Old Glen Highway). Leave Old Glenn parking area by 9:45, meet at Baldy by 10 am. Some may add on Round Top. Let Sharon know if you can help with transportation by MONDAY.
Sharon Zandman-Zeman 2066394778 sharon_zz@hotmail.com
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ABBOTT RD. PARKING LOT, HILLSIDE TRAILSWED9/6/210710:00 AMHillside trails wander and stay out of the wind.Ken DePalma traveler@alaska.net 344-1772 home
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POWERLINE TRAIL TO GREEN LAKE. OPTION TO BIKE TO GREEN LAKE AND CONTINUE TO POWERLINE PASS BY FOOT WED9/6/20179:30 AMGlen Alps parking lot. out-and-back hike to Green Lake,dogs must be leashed per regulation ~10mi round trip Bike option, contact is JudyCCaminer@gmail.com Meet at 1030 at parking lot, leave bikes near Green Lake and hike up to Powerline Pass. About 1 1/4 hr bike ride and and 45 minute hike (one way). Total elevation gain to Pass is 1500 feet.Ken DePalma traveler@alaska.net 344-1772 home for hike JudyCCaminer@gmail.com 227-4125 for bike ride
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RABBIT CREEK, BLUEBERRIES AND MCHUGH PEAKFRI9/8/20179:45Carpool from Storck Park on Rabbit Creek Road. estimate a total hike duration of 4-6 hours, depending on the ultimate destination.The elevation gain to the blueberries (on what we call Telemark Hill) is 1200 feet. The elevation gain to the summit of McHugh is 3000 feet above the trailhead.
Ted Moore tgmoore@gci.net
345-1355 home or 244-1358 cell
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LITTLE GEMWED9/13/20179 AM freds 10am turners9am Fred Meyer Muldoon parking lot near Garden entrance.10am Turners store. Little Gem is a hike off Archangel Rd. Most will park in Reed Lk parking lot ++$5 State Park fee++ and hike 1.5 mi up the rough part of Archangel rd to the gate, then 2.5 mi to Little Gem (8mi RT). Very High clearance vehicles may drive the rough part of the road, but this at your vehicle risk…Connie Lynch 907-317-1008 lynchcg@yahoo.com
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JUNEAU FALLS (near Cooper Landing)TBDTBD8:00 AMCarrs Huffman, Row F carpool the 2 hour drive to the Resurrection trailhead at mile 53.1 of the Sterling highway. Parking lot is over the Kenai river bridge up a short gravel road.

We hike up the Resurrection trail which is a gentle up hill walk with a few steep spots through a forest of gold (aspens) if I have chosen the time correctly to mix with spruce up nearer the falls. Things to bring are the normal stuff: water, lunch, camera, extra clothes (for all seasons), and bear spray (if you have it). We should be on the trail for 4 to 5 hours and driving for about 4 hours, so this will take 8 to 10 hours.
Ken DePalma traveler@alaska.net 344-1772 home
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HIKE
to HANGING VALLEY TARN or

Climb the saddle to EAGLE RIVER OVERLOOK
WED9/20/20178:30 AM8:30AM Fred Meyer Muldoon near Garden entrance. Start hiking 9:10am South Fork Trailhead off Hiland Rd.
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Today you have 2 hike choices. Both are from the main Hanging Valley trail.
Turn right to Hanging Valley Tarn (10 mi round trip, 1700' elev gain, 5-6 hrs hiking). Pat Kauffman says she’ll probably go to the tarn….so follow Pat for this route.
or turn left with Erin up to a saddle on the ridge, then north to Point 5130, also called Eagle River overlook (12 mi round trip, 3400' elev gain, 6-8 hrs hiking) . This is Hike 15 in "50 Hikes in Alaska's Chugach State Park" book.
Erin Oba 345-7319 home oba@alaska.net
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PENGUIN PEAK OR RAINBOW PEAKTBD9:30 AMCarrs Huffman, Row FBrenda McLaughlin 350-3018 robertmclaugh46@hotmail.com
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WINTER PLANNING MEETINGWED9/27/201710 am/Noon10:00 am short Hike, Pickett to Little Rabbit Creek, 1 - 1.5 hour
Meet at DeArmoun Greenery (3125 DeArmoun Road 99516) to carpool (or meet at the trail head (142nd and Pickett St.) by 10:15 AM). Planning Meeting begins at noon at Marilyn’s. Please RSVP to Marilyn so we can have chairs for everyone. Cookies provided.
Bring your print-out of the Draft Schedule from Judy’s email, your bag lunch, and your calendar.
Marilyn’s address: 12940 Lupine Road 99516 (Lupine is 3 streets BELOW Hillside Drive, to the north off DeArmoun Road. 7th house in on the west side of Lupine.)
Marilyn Connor 830-9581 marilynofalaska@gmail.com
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MT. GORDON LYON/ARCTIC VALLEY
WED10/4/201710:00 AMMeet at Fred Meyer Muldoon, GARDEN area Additional Details ForthcomingPeerooza peerooza@gmail.com 2230441
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BALL FIELD EXPLORATORY TO MIDDLE FORK TRAILWED10/11/201710:00 AMGlen Alps parking lot, dogs must be leashed. Additional Details ForthcomingJudyccaminer@gmail.com, 2274125
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KINCAID BLUFFWED10/18/201710:00 AMChalet entrance Kincaid Park Marcia Bandy brandy611@mindspring.com 240-4204
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TRAIL OF BLUE ICE PORTAGE VALLEYWED10/25/201710:00 AMCarrs Huffman Row FMarilyn Watts tel:907-360-2905 awatts@gci.net
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Appalachian Trail, Harper's Ferry, Great Falls, Fall ColorsOctober 25, 2017 to Nov 12017Donna Bassinger donnabas@gmail.com
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IDEAS
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GUNSIGHT MOUNTAINPatti
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DEVIL'S PASS
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BLUEBERRY KNOLL GPRA
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BEAR MTN AND EKLUTNA PEAK LOOP
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PEPPER PEAK
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ROUNDTOP AND VISTA
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Hatcher
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April Bowl
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Juneau PeakPatti
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Granite Peak
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Juneau FallsKen
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Sydney Crk
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Arkose ridge
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Friendship Pass
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Matsu
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REED LAKES
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OLD RR TRACK ALONG MAT RIVER, NEED TO CHECK ON SAFETY
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Castle Mtn (difficult access road)
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Lions Head If ever in that area
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Eska Falls up the canyon a bit past the falls
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