Heart 'n Lunger Hike - Falls Creek

  • August 27, 2013 · 6:00 PM
  • Falls Creek Trailhead

Heart 'n Lunger Hike
The Heart 'n Lunger hikes will be every Tuesday evening May - September. We have done them every year since 2007. H 'n L hikes, by our definition, gain at least 1500' of elevation. Many of them will offer 2x that elevation gain for the uber-fit among us. Distance and time: 3-4 miles in 3-3.5 hours.  At the other end of the fitness spectrum, the less fit in the group have good naturedly dubbed their sub-group the 'Gaspers 'n Wheezers'. Everyone is welcome these hikes are mix with 'out and back' and " Loop"

WHAT:

Falls Creek trail is a magnificent hike along Falls Creek, through a wooded forest.  You get spectacular views of Turnagain Arm, Hope and Resurrection Valley above the treeline on the way to a small lake.

The hike to Falls Lake is strenuous with around 3000 ft of elevation gain over 2.7 miles one way.  The trail is moderately steep through the woods and steep beyond the treeline making for a somewhat technical climb.

http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/maps/fallscreektrailguide.pdf

When/Where: Please meet at 6pm at a small parking lot at milepost 105.6 along Seward Highway.

Cost: There is no fee for use of this trail.

DOGS: Yes.

Contact: Abe -[masked]

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  • Abe

    Thanks to Scott and Meaghan for talking me into going despite the ominous clouds coming our way. I never would have gone if it wasn't for your encouragement. It was quite tranquil at the lake, and it was actually the first time up to the lake with it uncovered and completely melted. Took us about 2 hours up and 1 hour down. My car seats are still a little damp after sitting in them soaked head to toe after the hike...

    August 28, 2013

  • Myke

    Anyone coming from downtown i can carpool with?

    August 26, 2013

    • Myke

      I'm gonna wuss out. Thanks for the kind ride offers!

      August 27, 2013

    • Melodie

      Opting out, just don't want to hike in the rain.

      August 27, 2013

  • Janetta

    Will there be any other gaspers and wheezers on this trip?

    1 · July 31, 2013

    • Melodie

      I'll take that license:-) I'm slow but steady.

      August 24, 2013

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