Chugach State Park: Glen Alps

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Surfbird, Lucas DeCicco

Trip 18. Chugach State Park: Glen Alps

Date: Thursday, 27 June

Start and end time: 6:00 pm–9:00 pm (maybe longer)

Cost: AOS registration fee is $25 per person (covers van, gas, park entrance fee).

Maximum participants: 14

Meals: Bring your own snacks and water. Instructions will be provided on where to order and pick up a boxed dinner.

Trip Leader(s): Steve Matsuoka and TBA

Trip Description: Enjoy the Chugach Mountains up close while hiking ~3 miles from treeline to subalpine habitats and possibly up into the alpine in Anchorage’s backyard, Chugach State Park (495,000 acres). Subalpine meadows and alpine tundra promise to be in full bloom, with wide-open views of the surrounding mountain ranges (Alaska, Aleutian, Kenai, Talkeetna, maybe even Denali), Cook Inlet, and downtown Anchorage. If you’re up to it you can hike to the top of Alaska’s most summited mountain, Flat Top (moderately strenuous 1.5 mile, 1,350’ ascent), or you can simply stroll along a mountain valley (easy hike). Take your pick, it’s a beautiful hike either way.

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Recommended Gear and Cautions: Trail-running shoes or light hiking boots. Light rain gear, wind protection, insulated layers. Mosquito repellent. Snacks and water.

Additional Information: http://www.alaska.org/detail/glen-alps-overlook

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