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.
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.
-- 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
$5.00 parking fee or annual pass.