August 12, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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"
We will take the Twin peak trial up to the first bench, about 1.5 mile. Then take small trail next the bench. Hike up to the ridge toward to Pepper peak until the trail meet with a small trail from the second bench. Follow the trail toward to Twin Peaks to the second bench and hike down to the parking lot.
From Anchorage, head north on the Glen Highway for roughly 26 miles and take the Eklutna exit. Head right, then turn immediately right at the T. From here go about half a mile and turn onto a road marked on the left for Eklutna Lake. Follow this road for several miles until passing a ranger station. Drive past the first parking area to where the road ends at a second. From here, follow the lakeside trail until reaching a sign marking the start of the Twin Peaks trail.
What to bring:
-- 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
There is $5 parking fee at this location