Prospect Heights - Hillside Walkabout

  • December 2, 2012 · 1:00 PM
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Let's hike some of the local trails around Prospect Heights, like Golden Grass, South Rim, Denali View, Panorama View, etc. Hopefully we can catch a nice sunset on our return route. This hike will be about 5-6 miles, with less than 1,000 feet of elevation gain. Plan to be out about 3 hours.

Current forecast is sunny and cold with winds 10-20 mph, so be prepared. If the wind is bothersome we'll adjust our route to stay in the trees and reduce the wind chill factor. I doubt we'll need ice-grippers, but I'll carry mine in case they're needed.

 

Bring: Cold weather boots and clothing, mittens, thermos of hot drink, etc.

 

Driving Directions: From Hillside Dr: east (uphill) on Upper O’Malley Rd, left on Prospect Dr, left on Sidorof Ln, right into trailhead entrance.

Trail Map: http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/units/chugach/hillsideblck.pdf

Parking: State parks sticker or $5 day fee required.

Dogs: OK. Bring scoop bags, and leash for control during wildlife encounters.

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  • John D.

    Crunch crunch and ice crystals

    December 3, 2012

  • Bob F.

    Another great hike with Greg. Friendly people, super dogs and fantastic scenery. Thanks, Greg for the winterland wander.

    December 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was an awesome hike. It was clear and beautiful. Greg was an excellent guide, he was great explaining the different trail junctions and mountain peaks.

    December 2, 2012

  • Greg P.

    Super fast trail conditions, so we continued on out to Blueberry Hollow. Everyone was well-prepared for the cold weather, and skies were clear so we saw the sunset. Hard to beat a day like today!

    December 2, 2012

  • Veronica

    A beautiful afternoon with views of the mountains ever present. Nice group of people, friendly dogs, good pace (not too fast and not too slow). Thanks Greg.

    December 2, 2012

  • Cynthia S

    awesome photos of the ice/frost, veronica. thanks for posting!

    December 2, 2012

  • Chuck F.

    Another one out of the Park by Greg. Beautiful weather and a thoroughly enjoyable hike with some nice people....and dogs.

    December 2, 2012

  • Meg P.

    Learned new trails to explore. The ice crystals were AMAZING and the sunset nice too. Thanks Greg for setting a great pace and guiding the way.

    December 2, 2012

  • Mike (Talks to R.

    Greg - I'll bring your xtra trekking poles.

    November 30, 2012

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