Out and About

Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2001

In season: Brown bear (March 15-May 31), black bear (until June 30), freshwater steelhead trout (peaks April-June), cutthroat trout (peaks May-June), freshwater smelt (peaks in May), salt and freshwater king salmon (peaks May-July).

Trails reports: For the latest information on trails being used for commercial tours, call 586-5330 or visit www.juneau.lib.ak.us/parksrec/hike/trailsupdate.

May: Fifth Annual Spring Salmon Derby runs through May 31. Tickets are $30. Weigh-ins at Alaska Seafoods, Taku Fisheries and Jerry's Meats and Seafoods. For details call 463-7375.

May 12-June 10: Wrangell King Salmon Derby. For details call 874-3901 or e-mail: chamber@seapc.net.

May 24: Trail Mix monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Come share your ideas for trail improvements. Details: 790-6406.

May 25-28: Petersburg Salmon Derby, over $30,000 in prizes. Call 772-3646 for details.

May 26: Kids Day program at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center from 11 a.m. to noon. Forest Service naturalist Kaia Henrickson will invite kids to explore art using items they find in nature.

May 26: Saturday hike. Call the hike hotline at 586-0428.

May 26: Hawthorne Peak hike. This 11-mile, high-intensity hike requires an ice ax, crampons and about 12 hours. Call Dave Lefebvre at 789-4099 for details.

May 26: Bird walk in Sheep Creek led by Gus vanVliet. Meet at 7 a.m. at the Sheep Creek trailhead off Thane Road.

May 26-27: Sixth Annual Alaska Bowhunters Association 3-D Shoot at the Montana Creek Archery Range. The range opens at 9 a.m. with animal round targets, small game round targets and big game 3-D round targets. Entry is $10 for adults, $3 for students and $25 for families. Call Marv Walter, 789-0942.

May 26-28: 2001 Rum Cup Challenge Sailboat Race first round going from Juneau to Taku Harbor and back to Juneau. The skippers meeting will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Harbormaster's Office in Aurora Harbor. For details call 364-2848 or 364-2514 or visit www.juneausailingclub.org.

May 26-28: Ketchikan King Salmon Derby, first of three weekends. Call 225-3184 for details.

May 26-28 and June 2-3: Sitka Salmon Derby. Call 747-8886.

May 26 and 27: Midday low tides, -2.9 at 10:17 a.m. Saturday and -2 at 11:08 a.m. Sunday.

May 27: Group bike ride from Douglas Boat Harbor to the end of Thane Road. Meet at the harbor at 4 p.m. Helmets are required. For details call Bill Johnson at 789-9095.

May 27: Public trap shoot at 10 a.m. every Sunday at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range on Montana Creek Road. Call the Juneau Gun Club, 789-9844.

May 27: NRA High power rifle shoot at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range. Registration opens at 8 a.m. and the shoot starts at 9 a.m. Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club.

May 28 & June 2-3: Haines King Salmon Derby. Call 766-2490.

May 30: Wednesday adult hike starting at 9 a.m. No dogs or firearms. Call the hike hotline at 586-0428.

May 30: Public trap shoot at 6 p.m. every Wednesday at the Juneau Gun Club, 789-9844.

Submit calendar items to khutchison@juneauempire.com

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