Heart 'n Lunger Hike-Little O'Malley and False Peak

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 " Loo

WHEN/WHERE:

Little O'Malley (3278 ft) and False O'Malley (4250 ft)

Meet at 6:00 PM at the Glen Alps (Flat Top) Trail Head in front of the Park Ranger station. I will start hike at 6:15, whoever comes after that please follow the trail to up.

Details:
We will start at Glen Alps, next to the ranger station. The first mile is down through Powerline Pass/Campbell Creek, then very steeply up to a saddle (with a snow pack at top) at which we will go left to Little O'Malley first and then walk back to saddle and continue up to False O'Malley. About 5 miles round and 2000 ft total elevation gain.

Directions:

Here are the directions for getting there: take the Seward Highway to the O'Malley exit and head east. After a few miles, follow the signs to Glen Alps. Make a right on Hillside Drive then a left on Upper Huffman. Turn right on Toilsome Hill. this road will twist and wind up the hills for about two miles.

BRING:
-- Ski/ trekking poles (optional but very helpful)

-- Rain Gear, Wind shell and wind pants
-- Dress in non-cotton layers so you can shed or add clothes as temps change
-- Water & trail snacks

DOGS:
Yes

COST:
$5.00 parking fee or annual pass.

CONTACT:

Kyong [masked]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Kyong W

    Didn't get wet and got back to my car by 9 !!! Strong win on the False O'Malley peak and most of the rocks were wet. However, it was a very nice hiking. Thanks guys and see you all next week.

    September 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lets do it!!!

    September 10, 2013

  • Matt

    Can someone give me a ride to Glen Alps from the Alaska Club South or somewhere else convenient in South Anchorage? I'm not sure my tired little car can get up to Glen Alps any more.

    September 9, 2013

    • Kyong W

      Matt, I can meet you at the zoo parking lot around 5:30.

      September 9, 2013

    • Matt

      that's great! are you sure the zoo will let me park there until 9:30?

      September 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What is the estimated time of return?

    September 9, 2013

    • Kyong W

      I would like to back by 9.

      September 9, 2013

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