Heart 'n Lunger Hike - Little O'Malley to False O'Malley

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. 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 on many of these hikes since most often they are 'out and back-- there is no getting lost or getting left behind like that.

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)

-- 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

    Lots of fun! Met some great new people, and I will try to come as often as possible!

    June 27, 2012

  • rick

    good company, good weather, good workout!

    June 27, 2012

  • Kyong W

    29 hikers and 9 happy dogs!! 1.5 hour to the Top, a very strong hikers and dogs. Weather was perfert and so was the company. thank you all, let's try to hike longer next week.

    June 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    AWESOME :))

    June 26, 2012

  • Michelle O.

    Another great hike! Beautiful scenery and nice weather, thanks for organizing

    June 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you very much! It was nice to meet a few new people.

    June 26, 2012

  • Matt

    Monika -- I'll be at the Alaska Club at 5:30. My care will not hold another person and a dog, so it will have to be your vehicle or Carrie's.

    June 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Monika, can I throw my dog in back of your truck and get a ride too?? I can meet you at the alaska club parking lot. IF we can get a ride, what time??

    June 26, 2012

  • Matt

    Monika -- how about the parking lot for Alaska Club South in O'Malley Center?

    June 25, 2012

  • Kyong W

    WOW, 37!! Hope everyone will come, see you all at the TH.

    June 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone want to carpool from Dowling and Old Seward area?

    June 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Pilar, i m leaving from downtown. U can meet me in front of the city hall at around 5.05pm. Text me at 351-9227. c ya!

    June 25, 2012

  • Matt

    Does anyone want to carpool from somewhere in South Anchorage near Seward Hwy and O'Malley?

    June 24, 2012

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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