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May
12
10:00 AM10:00

Alaska - Bodenburg Butte

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassadors Kristen Kupperman and Ashley Weaver.

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! 
If you’re not a registered member, you’re more than welcome to attend anyway! You can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 

Trail Rating: GREEN: Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft. and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 2L of water required.
Date: Saturday May 11, 2019
Time: 10 am
Distance: 3 miles round trip
Elevation Gain: 900 feet
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/alaska/w-butte-trail
Water Required: 2 L

Dogs: Yes!
Permits / Passes: $5 parking
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 15584 Mothershead Ln, Palmer, AK 99645 https://goo.gl/maps/UpbKv9zM3XBTWzn1861.5748362,-149.122506
Kids: Yes!
Men: Yes!

This hike is open to hikers of all ages and abilities and their families. Bring your spouse, kids, mom, mother-in-law... you get the picture. :) Get outside as a family and get some fresh air and great views to kick off Mother’s Day Weekend! We will be hiking as a group as best as possible and NO ONE WILL BE LEFT BEHIND. Please be prepared for a potentially muddy trail and a cool glacier breeze at the top. 

Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and I'll update the event description if anything changes! Please feel free to ask any questions you may have!

***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***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

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Feb
9
10:30 AM10:30

Alaska - Dew Mound Lake

This Hike is led by Girls Who Hike Ambassador Ashley Weaver!

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! 
If you’re not a registered member, you’re more than welcome to attend anyway! You can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit

I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 

Dew Mound/Lake Loop 
Chugach State Park 
Trail Rating: Green -- Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain less than 1,000, low altitude. Novice hikers are welcome!! 
Date: February 9, 2019
Time: We will meet at the Eagle River Nature Center at 10:15 am to leave and start hiking at 10:30 am.
Distance: 6.6 mile loop 
Elevation Gain: 800 feet
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/alaska/rodak-cow-pass-and-dew-mound-loop
Water Required: 2 L, and optional toasty beverage to keep you warm on the trail

Dogs: Welcome if they’re up for the hike and friendly!
Permits / Passes: $5 for parking
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 32750 Eagle River Rd, Eagle River, AK 99577
61.2342° N, 149.2711° W

Kids: No
Men: No

***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***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver


PLEASE BE AWARE:

- 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. 

- Water, lunch/snacks, warm and waterproof layers, and appropriate footwear are required. Possible extras to pack: microspikes, hand warmers, or a hot beverage to drink during/after the hike if it's really cold.

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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Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

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: https://alaskahikesearch.com/hikes/eagle-and-symphony-lakes/

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***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

PLEASE BE AWARE:
- 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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Sep
15
9:00 AM09:00

Alaska - Harding Icefield

This official group hike is led by GWH Ambassador Kristen Kupperman!

If you are a registered member of GWH and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! If you’re not a registered member, you can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit


Trail Rating: This is a red hike on the GWH scale – It is over 8 miles and has elevation gain of over 3,000 feet. Kenai Fjords National Park rates this trail as "strenuous"

Harding Icefield Trail in Kenai Fjords National Park
Date: September 15th
Time: 9:00 AM
Distance: 8.2 Miles
EG: 3,000 feet
Location: Kenai Fjords National Park, Exit Glacier Nature Center (Google Map Coordinates: 60.1782633,-149.6494389)
Dogs: No (this is a Kenai Fjords National Park rule)
Kids: No
Men: No
More info about the trail: https://www.nps.gov/thingstodo/hike-the-harding-icefield-trail.htm

***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***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

Directions to trailhead: Drive south on the Seward Highway towards Seward. Turn onto Herman Leirer Road, commonly called "Exit Glacier Road," at mile 3 of the Seward Highway (AK-9). Proceed 8.4 miles. The road will end at the parking lot for the nature center. If you are coming from Anchorage this drive may take up to 2 hours so plan accordingly and think about carpooling!

To complete this hike, I highly recommend bringing snacks/lunch, at least 2 L of water, layers (including wind/rain layers) and your 10 essentials. Please bring bear spray if you have it.

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.

Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and I'll update the event description if anything changes!

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Jul
21
10:00 AM10:00

Alaska - Crow Pass

This event is hosted by Girls Who Hike Ambassador Kristen Kupperman. The first 10 members to attend will get a free Girls Who Hike giveaway!

Crow Pass - Girdwood Trailhead to Raven Glacier and back
7.2 miles roundtrip
Elevation Gain: 2100 feet
Meeting Location: Girdwood trailhead (directions below)

GWH Trail Rating: YELLOW: oderate ike, ell-signed, levation ain f ess than 2500 ft. Hikers of all paces and ability levels elcome!

Hi ladies! Now that the snow is melting it's the perfect time for one of the best day hikes near Anchorage: Crow Pass to Raven Glacier. The Crow Pass Trail is a 23 mile trail from Girdwood to Eagle River but we are going to hike only a portion of the long trail. We will start in Girdwood and hike up to the top of Crow Pass. Once you reach the top of the pass you also get close up views of Raven Glacier. After reaching the top of the pass we'll come back down to Girdwood. Prepare for awesome views of the pass, the glacier, and potentially some wildlife too!

Considerations for this hike: Please bring enough water, food, and layers of clothing for all kinds of weather. Bear spray (or other bear deterrents) is highly encouraged. Dogs are welcome. We will have to cross a creek at the base of a waterfall so either wear waterproof hiking boots or shoes you do not mind getting wet (I have hiked it in non-waterproof shoes and they dried out quickly but wanted to give a warning to anyone who might be concerned about this).

NOTE: this trailhead is an hour from Anchorage, so we will have a carpool post the week of the hike so people can find rides.

Directions: From Anchorage, head south on the New Seward Highway, past city limits, for about 45 minutes, until the city of Girdwood is reached. You will see a large gas station; turn left, and follow this road for about 2 miles. As soon as the road begins to curve right, look for Crow Creek Road on your left and turn. This will eventually be a gravel road. Follow the signs for Crow Pass Trail until you reach the parking lot.

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Jul
14
10:00 AM10:00

Alaska - Lost Lake Backpacking Trip

This backpacking trip is led by GWH Ambassador Kristen Kupperman! After hearing from multiple members that a backpacking trip would be fun, this popular and gorgeous trail was chosen as the first of hopefully many backpacking trips for the group!

Trail Rating: YELLOW: Moderate hike,well-signed, elevation gain of between 1,000-2,000ft., low altitude. Novice hikers and backpackers welcome!

Lost Lake Trail - Primrose to Seward
Date: July 14-15
Start time: 10:00 AM
Distance: 15 Miles point to point
Elevation Gain: 1,820 feet
Location: Primrose Trailhead, mile 17 of the Seward Highway
Dogs: Yes
Kids: No
Men: No

***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***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

This is a two day/one night backpacking trip. On Saturday, we will be hiking 7.5 miles from the Primrose trailhead up to Lost Lake and will be camping at a designated campsite by the lake. The campsites have bear boxes and there is a very rustic toilet up there as well. On Sunday we will hike 7.5 miles down to the Lost Lake trailhead in Seward and carpool back to the cars at Primrose.

More information and maps can be found here: 
https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprd3818055.pdf
https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprd3818053.pdf

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. If this is your first backpacking trip, don't stress about it! We will discuss tips and tricks as well as a packing list before the hike. We will also discuss sharing some gear (like tents and stoves) and carpooling between trailheads as the hike gets closer.

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