June 3, 2008 · 6:00 PM
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Heart 'n Lungers by my definition of the hike series I started in the summer of '07 . . . gain 1500' elevation or more on a Tuesday evening.
Everyone is welcome to come along. If you are strong and fast --- go for it. If you are at the other end of the pack, that is OK too. These will often times be set up as "out-and-back" so you can go as far and at whatever pace you choose.
Come along at your own pace --- the places will be beautiful, the people will be fun and no one will think any more or less of you for how far, fast, slow, or however else you go. I encourage EVERYONE to join us --- but please
be on time for the start or be flexible enough to let those who are on time take off and you start whenever you get there. We will wait until 10 minutes after the posted start time before departing the parking lot/ trailhead. WHAT: Hike up Coyote Ridge (another of Doug's local names for another wise unnamed feature). Plan to walk back down a tundra slope
OR slide down over 1000' of snow slope off to the side of where we walk up. If you plan to slide - glissade - down, bring ski poles &/or an ice axe and rain pants. This is not a real steep snow gully so it is a very good place to learn how to glissade.
WHEN: I like
6 PM starts -- we can take advantage of the most evening daylight. If someone else wants to be an "initiator" for a 6:30 start here or for any Heart 'n Lunger -- that would work out real well to have both earlier and later start times. I know there are just some times you want to join us but just cannot make a 6 PM start. We can be out from about 2 - 4 hours (you can choose how long &/or far/high you want to go).
WHERE: Meet at Stork Park. Do not go into the actual parking lot or we will get lost among the baseball and soccer families and cars. Drive a few yards past the parking lot entrance, turn around and park on the opposite side of the raod where there is a wide pull-out. We will be hiking from Brewsters Road but there is limited parking up there so I want to regroup into a lesser number of cars to go up there, please.
BRING: -- Ski/ trekking poles (optional but strongly suggested for this and ALL Heart 'n Lungers) -- All the usual layered clothing and wind shell.
PLEASE DO NOT WEAR COTTON - NO JEANS -- Camera (if weather cooperates there could be great photo opps) -- Water and a snack -- Assorted hats, gloves, sunglasses -- Bug juice/ mosquito repellant -- Bear spray --
NO FIRE ARMS ARE ALLOWED ON ANY ADVENTURERS MEETUP ACTIVITIES -- Ice axe (optional); if you need to learn to use it, bring it along and watch others -- Rain pants (to keep you somewhat dryer if/ when you slide down snowfields; interntionally or not) -- Spare shoes and large plastic garbage bag. Leave these in the car so you have clean dry shoes and a place for the wet muddy ones.
DOGS: Of course; but, bring a leash in case we need animal control at any time. CARPOOLING: YES, from Stork Park If you need a ride to Stork Park be sure to note that in your RSVP along with a cell # so someone can offer to help you with that ride.
POST EVENT: Mooses Tooth is always an option or since we will be in south Anchorage, Gallos near Old Seward and Dimond, is a sometimes Adventurers "post event" refueling location.
CONTACT PERSON/ Cell #/ e-mail: Doug Van Etten / [masked] / vanetten @ alaska.net
I suggest that someone else plan to assemble a second wave of hike starters at 6:30 PM. That way you can come when you know you can get there and know there will be others you can start the hike with. Please note in your RSVP what time you plan to start: 6 PM? 6:30 PM? or . . . ???