Plan B - It is now raining pretty good at my house. Let's scrap the hike and head to the Subway Sports Center on the corner of O'malley & Old Seward and walk the indoor track. The cost is $5, or cheaper if you have a punch pass. It is rather chilly in there, as the track is above the ice rinks.
I will be a few minutes late as I will head to the trailhead to make sure everyone gest the message.