Out and About

Posted: Thursday, August 02, 2001

In season: King and dungeness crab, halibut and rockfish (peaks June-Sept.), sockeye, pink and chum salmon (runs June to Sept., peaks in July), coho salmon (June-Nov.), freshwater brook trout (peaks Aug.-Sept.), Dolly Varden (June-Aug.), bear viewing at Pack Creek (June-Sept., peaks July and Aug.), freshwater Northern Pike (peaks July-Aug.), deer (Aug.-Dec., depending on area), mountain goat (Aug.-Dec., depending on area), wolf (Aug.-April), grouse (Aug.-May), ptarmigan (Aug.-May).

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.

Short notice hikes: The Alpine Club has several hikes planned to take place on short notice when the conditions are favorable. Call the hike leader to be included on any of these. A 20-mile, high intensity climb up Stroller White sometime in July or August, let by Bill Forrest, 789-3008. A 21-mile, high intensity, overnight trip up Mt. Wrather sometime in July or August, led by Bill Forrest, 789-3008. An all-day, high intensity climb of Berners Mountain, led by Gerry Landry, 789-7058. A half-day, medium intensity hike up Mt. Meek led by Kathy Landry, 789-7058.

Aug. 3-4: Southeast Alaska Trail System annual meeting at the city assembly chambers starting at 8 a.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday. Visit www.SEAtrails.org for details or call 465-5466.

Aug. 4-5: Rum Cup Race 5,6 - Admiralty Cove, Mayflower Island. Visit the Juneau Sailing Club at http://www.juneausailingclub.org/.

Aug. 4-5: Alpine Club Observation Peak climb. This will be a medium intensity 10-mile overnight hike requiring an ice ax. Call group leader Greg Bledsoe at 463-3211.

Aug. 4-5: Garden Tour by the Southeast Alaska Master Gardeners. Tickets are $10 at Hearthside Books. Call 364-2243.

Aug. 4: The Saturday hike usually meets at 9:30 a.m. No dogs or firearms please. Call the hike hotline at 586-0428.

Aug. 4: Kids Day program at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center covered viewing area from 11 a.m. to noon. Children under 7 should bring an adult. For more call 789-6640.

Aug. 4: Blueberry Arts Festival and Gigglefeet Dance Festival in Ketchikan. Call 225-2211.

Aug. 5: Richard Brautigan Trout Fishing in America "Fly-by-Night Fishy Free Verse" reading and contest at 2 p.m. at the New York Cafe on Stedman Street in Ketchikan. Call 225-2211.

Aug. 6-11: Girl Scouts day camp for girls through 12th grade, with swimming, songs, skits, hiking, crafts, outdoor cooking, teamwork and sports. Call 586-1710.

Aug. 6-10: Biking day camp for grades 3-5 at Floyd Dryden from 1 to 4 p.m.

Aug. 6-10: Introduction to Sailing class (ages 10-11, morning session). Visit the Juneau Sailing Club at http://www.juneausailingclub.org/.

Aug. 6-10: Racing Seminar (ages 14-18, afternoon session). Visit the Juneau Sailing Club at http://www.juneausailingclub.org/.

Aug. 7: Alpine Club Meeting at 7 p.m. at the Turley home, 789-7058.

Aug. 8: Wednesday Evening Sailing Clinic. Visit the Juneau Sailing Club at http://www.juneausailingclub.org/.

Submit calendar items to khutchison@juneauempire.com

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