I went out for a good half day workout this last weekend that was a perfect Classic training run. I started from the Rabbit Creek trailhead in Anchorage, ran back 5 miles to Rabbit Lake and went up South Suicide. I dropped down 1000 feet to Windy Gap and then went up North Suicide. After the long scree slide back down to Rabbit Lake, I jogged a mile down the valley and climbed Ptarmigan Peak.
I kept the pace steady and took a sandwich, two liters of water and a jacket. Final tally was about 13 miles and 6200 feet of elevation. It was hot and two liters of water wasn't enough so I ended up slurping meltwater off a small dripping snowfield just below the summit of Ptarmigan.
South Suicide Peak with Rabbit Lake in the foreground.
Ptarmigan on the summit of North Suicide Peak.