--Extraordinary non-competitive explorations of the Alaska backcountry--
(last updated on 7/5/2008)
Quintessential Alaska Adventure Running Series #5
July 24, 27
August 2, 15-17, 30, 31
Thursday, July 24 - Williwaw Loop
(repeat from 2004, 2006). 5:00 pm Prospect
Heights parking lot.
Sunday, July 27 - Penguin Ridge (repeat from 2004). 5 am Carrs Huffman deli area.
Saturday, August 2 - Winner Creek Highcountry (repeat from 2007). 5 am Carrs Huffman deli area.
Aug. 15-17 - Resurrection/Indian Creek Ridge Loop (new fast pack). 5 am Carrs Huffman deli area.
Saturday, August 30 - Bomber Traverse (repeat from 2004). 5 am Carrs Northway deli area.
Sunday, August 31 - Castle Mountain Loop (repeat from 2004). 5 am Carrs Palmer deli area.
July 16-17 - Chugach Front 5000ers (aka "Cosmic Integration") --
a link-up of the 12 peaks exceeding 5000 feet in the Chugach Front adjacent
to Anchorage. This enterprise occured as a continuous push with
no bivouacs. Click
this text for a map of the route.
July 18-20 - Talkeetna Mountains Fastpack -- starting at Eska
we proceeded up Granite Creek to near its headwaters, over a pass and
descended to the southwest fork of the King River, and down the King River
valley past Castle Mountain. This three day route ended in the vicinity
July 21 - Winner
Creek Highcountry -- This day trip started in Girdwood and took
the Winner Creek Trail to Berry Pass. From there we looped back
along the ridge between Winner and Glacier creeks.
Click this Line for a Report
on the 2007 Event
For a selection
of photos taken during the 2007 Quintessential go to the following
Jason Hlasny Photos
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Click on the Links Below for Reports on the 2004 Event
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