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.