Heart 'n Lunger Hike- Peak 2 and Flat Top

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"

Meet at 6:00 PM at the Glen Alps (Flat Top) Trail Head in front of the Park Ranger station.

Details: Hike to Peak 2 and Flat Top from Power Line trail
We will start at Glen Alps, next to the ranger station. The first mile or mile and half is down through Powerline  trial.  We will take a small steep trail on our right to the saddle between Peak 2 and Flat Top.  There are a few trails, I have to see which one will take us to the saddle. We will hike Peak 2 first and go back to Flat Top and hike down to parking lot.

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)

-- 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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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for the great hike and fun along the way! It was awesome to meet everyone! I'll be out of town for two weeks but will pick right back up with this group as soon as I return!

    July 2

  • A former member
    A former member

    That was great hike! Thank you Kyong. It was nice meeting everyone and I'll see you all next Tuesday...

    July 2

  • catherine

    I started hiking early ..flattop...peak two and then peak three...saw and heard everyone on peak 2 when I was on peak 3.....did you hear me shout ? Met up with Jeffrey..Steve and Larry..from the group...was a fun time...

    July 1

  • Colleen Van H.

    Wonderful hike! Loved that route, and thanks for the challenging pace Mike and Kyong!

    July 1

  • Kyong W

    It was nice to meeting a lot of new hikers:)) Hope everyone had a good time. Hope to see you guy all next H&L.

    July 1

  • Greg P.

    Pretty evening, nice route, lots of folks charging up the hill. Thanks Kyong!

    July 1

  • Sunny

    Kyung I have your headlamp will wait for you at the parking lot

    July 1

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be there in 10

    July 1

  • Kyong W

    I'm running late

    July 1

  • catherine

    If I get there early...will start early as well...If anyone wants to join me ...

    July 1

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ok great I'm about 5 minutes out

      July 1

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm in a silver escape

      July 1

  • Nicole L

    I'm starting early too

    July 1

  • Abe

    My foot still is a bit raw from the weekend. I have to rest it another day.

    July 1

  • Matt

    Can anyone give me a ride from somewhere in South Anchorage, like Huffman Carr's? Thanks

    July 1

    • David L.

      I've got your ride Matt. Meet you in front of their coffee shop at 5:30?

      July 1

    • Matt

      Thanks, David, I'll see you there.

      July 1

  • Jon M.

    I won't be able to make it after all. Too much to do before I leave for my daughter's wedding at 5am tomorrow. Next time!

    July 1

  • Larry

    Definitely joining, and definitely starting early. I'll start my hike about 5:15. See you guys up there.

    June 30

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