The primary purpose of FAHC is the hikes, but we do a lot of other things.
Coordinating all of the activities of FAHC takes a fair bit of work
that can only be accomplished through the generous efforts of our
members. We keep our meetings light and fun, and they are a great way to
get to know the other members.
Interested in leading a hike or adding day hikes to the calendar?
If there is
not sufficient contact information for a hike you're interested in,
please contact our Hike Coordinator,
John Risser, either by email or phone at 488-6500.
NOTE! To participate in overnight
backpacks, you must be a club member. Grab a membership application
here and join in the fun!
For up-to-the-minute information about upcoming hikes, and to find people to join you on your own hikes, you should be a member of the FAHC Yahoo groups email list! Go to the FAHC group's home page to sign up.
May 8, 2014
Until: May 12
Denali Bike/Hike/Camp Weekend
It's almost that time of year again: spring! I'm planning my annual bike/hike/camp weekend at Denali Park in May before the buses start running. Camping is free at Riley Creek Campground, first come, first served. I plan to drive up from Anchorage on May 8th and will be there until May 12th, most likely. Other friends will be driving up on the 9th. I think the 10th will be the day to drive into Teklanika and bike from there (day bike trip to Polychrome or Toklat). The 11th will probably be a hiking day. It all depends upon weather, etc. I will bike or hike on the 9th, also. The weather is variable, so be prepared for sun, wind, rain and snow! Everyone is welcome to come for the day or two or all. Better not to bring dogs, though. They are allowed in the camp ground, but not in the park. Email me if any questions.
May 24, 2014
Granite Tors Overnight
Meet at the Tors trail parking area. There is a $5 a day charge for parking if you don't have a permit, so carpooling is recommended, there are also nearby areas along the river where you can park for free. The Tors trail is a 15 mile loop that starts out in lowlands and winds through forest up to open tundra above the treeline. We'll be doing some bushwhacking to overnight at the North Tors and then travel across country to re-join the main trail the next day, so our trip will be more like 16 miles total. This backpacking trip will involve some bushwhacking uphill to get to our camping area, and more bushwhacking the next day to find the trail again, so I've rated it moderately strenuous. It's definitely do able for beginning backpackers but expect a workout :)
Water is available on the trail. There's a spring about 6 miles, and tundra pools near where we'll camp.
Day hikers are welcome to come along and have lunch with us at 2200 foot knob, this will be about an 8 mile day hike, or hike the whole loop in one day for a 15 mile workout.
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