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Alaska - Eagle and Symphony Lakes

This hike is hosted by Girls Who Hike AK Ambassador Kristen Kupperman!

Eagle and Symphony Lakes
Trail Rating: This hike is a green hike on the GWH scale - Mellow hike, trail easy to follow, elevation gain of less than 1,000 feet. 
Date: Saturday October 20th, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Distance: 12 miles RT
Total Elevation Gain: 850 ft
Trailhead Coordinates: N 61º13.969′ W 149º27.388′
Permits / Passes: Chugach State Park parking pass (or bring $5 for parking fee)
Dogs: Yes
Kids: No 
Men: No

Trail Info:

Directions from Anchorage: Take the Glenn Highway to the Eagle River Loop / Hiland Road exit. Turn right off the highway, and then another right onto Hiland Road, which you will follow for several miles, nearly all the way to the end. Turn right on South Creek Road, then another right on West Creek Drive. The parking area for the trailhead will be on your left. We will be meeting at the pay station at the trailhead.

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***

- Due to the length of this hike, 2L of water, lunch/snacks, warm and waterproof layers, and appropriate footwear are required

-Dogs are welcome! Please make sure your dog can handle the boulder field at the lakes.

- This hike is open to hikers of all skill levels. We’ll be hiking as a group, and nobody will be left behind or forgotten.

- Since we won't be leaving anyone behind, we will be taking breaks when they are needed, for as long as they are needed. Unfortunately there is no way to predetermine this. If you plan to leave the group or are uncomfortable waiting for or hiking at the pace of other hikers please do not attend. 

Any updates will be posted on the event thread, and I'll update the event description if anything changes. Can't wait to hike with you all!

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