Hiked Harp Mountain in Eagle River.
When: Saturday, Nov 17 at 10 am!
It's going to be a hard and sweet (5hrs) hike.
2.5 Mile-Steep up hill from your car!!!
At about 5000' elevation, the summit is 2600' above the car parking area.
Meet at Park and Ride in front of Anchorage Dump station in Eagle River at 10:00 AM, then we will carpool to the trailhead. Hike up Harp Mountain and back down and take in some great views of Hanging Valley and ER Valley. Hike should take about 4-5 hours to go up and down Harp Mountain from the trailhead.
Park and Ride in front of the Anchorage dump station on Gleen HWY. Take the first ER exit from the Glenn (Eagle River Loop Rd/ Hiland rd) turn left as soon as enter the exit and go over the Glen Hwy overpass.
This trailhead is a little confusing to get to so I encourage carpooling. It is NOT the South Fork Trailhead.....rather, go straight on Hilland instead of turning right. Continue straight until arriving at a V....bear left and abruptly uphill and continue until there is a "turnaround"......park WELL past the 'fire dept. warning signs"...
What to Bring:
-rain pants, you may want to sliding
-Ski/ trekking pole(s) recommended.
-- Ice grippers.
-- Ice axe optional.
-- Snowshoes & straps to tie on to your pack in case you don't need them.
-- Layers of non-cotton clothing; wind shell and wind pants.
-- Sunglasses, for wind and it can be a very Sunny.
-- Warm hat & gloves or mittens; neck gaiter and/or balaclava, gaiters optional but recommended.
-- Water & snacks.
Contact Kyong[masked] if you have questions.