Breakfast and Hike to Bird ridge and Bird Ridge Overlook

  • October 26, 2013 · 9:00 AM

What: Meet at IHOP on the Old Seward for breakfast and Hike to Bird Ridge (3505ft) and on to Overlook (4650ft) Distance: 13 miles, Elevation gain: 5500ft,

Difficulty: Strenuous, uphill first 2.5 miles.

When: Saturday, 26 Oct at 9:00 AM. I will reserve a table for us so ask for "Kyong"

If anyone wants to skip the breakfast and meet us at the trail Head (Mile 102 Seward hwy), please let me know. I will try to be there by 11 AM.

**If anyone wants to hike to Bird ridge only, please let me know and take your own car.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is so cool to get aerial views of Turnagain Arm, Indian Valley, Ship Lake Valley, and Bird Creek.  However, we will have to work to get at them. The first 3 miles are very tough. Up and up and up. You see a ridge and think you're almost there. Then you get to that ridge and there's another. I have hiked the Brid Ridge many times but never walked along the ridge up to the Overlook.  Hope snow or wind won't be againt us. However, I have to say it's really cool to walk along the spine of a mountain.
BRING:
-- Ski/ trekking poles
--Ice grippers or Kahtoola- (hope don't have to use them)

--Snowshoese- may need them on the Ridge
-- Wind &/or rain shell and pants
-- Dress in non-cotton layers so you can shed or add clothes as temps change
-- Water & lunch and trail snacks

DOGS are welcome but can very cold and windy
COST:
There is $5 parking fee at this location

CONTACT:

Kyong at[masked]

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  • Lilli

    Another wonderful day out in the mountains with great company, and gorgeous conditions.

    October 27, 2013

  • Kyong W

    My posting got lost. Due to breakfast and shorter daylight, we had to turned back a few hundred feet shy from the Summit, it was the best hiking condition! Had wonderful time, thank you all. 13 miles in 8 hours, got back to cars before too dark.

    October 27, 2013

  • ShaneD

    What a gift, on October 26th no less. Virtually no wind, glorious sunshine, good footing and good company. Our group had lunch at, and turned around at, point 3855. Was about 7.5 hours out and back, with maybe 1.5 hours of that lunch and other breaks, and social time with the 'pursuit' group.

    Thanks Kyong !!

    October 27, 2013

  • Aze

    Fantastic weather

    2 · October 26, 2013

  • Ed S.

    Awesome day, great views, and great to meet new adventurers!

    1 · October 26, 2013

  • Lena

    Gorgeous day. beautiful hike. thank you Kyong!

    October 26, 2013

  • Kyong W

    I m at the large parking lot before the bird creek bridge.

    October 26, 2013

  • Kyong W

    Guys, looks like we are staring early, we will be at the TH by 10:30.

    October 26, 2013

  • Donna

    I'll be there for the hike, skipping breakfast. Just going to the Point. See you there.

    October 25, 2013

  • Pilar

    John and I will probably join Aze and Shane with the earlier start. It takes us a bit of time to get going.

    October 25, 2013

  • Kyong W

    If anyone from Eagle River want to drive together, I will meet you guys at 8:15 in front of City dump station.

    October 25, 2013

  • Frank

    I'll be at the trailhead-

    October 25, 2013

  • ShaneD

    I might start early too, looks like it's going to be really nice out. So don't wait/look for me. Might join Aze if I get there by 10am.

    Looks like sunset at 6:15 and no moon tomorrow night.

    October 25, 2013

  • Lena

    We are not in shape to go all the way but will get somewhere at our own pace then turn around. We will be at the trailhead at 11

    October 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will meet for breakfast at 9:00 am. Will drive as I want the option of just doing Bird Ridge and returning. Need to be back in town by around 5, but will go to the overlook if time permits!

    October 25, 2013

  • Abe

    I am going to skip breakfast and probably only go to the Point. I have to be back before 4pm. If anybody would like to carpool from Carr's Huffman, let me know.

    October 22, 2013

    • John M.

      We are thinking to join you on Saturday. When would you want to meet at the Huffman Carrs? We are fine coming back early.

      October 24, 2013

    • Abe

      Let's meet at 10:30. I'll probably be there a little earlier to get some food.

      October 25, 2013

  • Aze

    I'm giving myself one hour head start so I can keep up with you guys. Meet you on the ridge somewhere.

    October 25, 2013

  • Ed S.

    I'll meet you at the trailhead.

    October 24, 2013

  • Mike M

    I'll meet you at the trailhead.

    October 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll meet you all at IHOP for breakfast.

    1 · October 23, 2013

    • Abe

      Kyong probably meant ridge.

      October 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Abe.

      October 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Let me know if any of you are free on Friday. I would like to do crow pass trail to raven glacier. Or something on the matanuska glacier.

    October 23, 2013

  • ShaneD

    Will probably skip breakfast and meet you at the trailhead, as long as the weather stays good. Then I can bail early if I want to.

    October 20, 2013

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