Out and About

Posted: Thursday, August 09, 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

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. 11: Smallbore rifle silhouette at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range, 9 a.m. registration, shoot at 10 a.m. Visit Juneau Rifle & Pistol Club Web site at

Aug. 11: Commodore's Cup Regatta. Visit the Juneau Sailing Club at

Aug. 11-12: Alpine Club Stroller White overnight hike. This will be a 20-mile, high intensity hike requiring an ice ax, crampons and camping gear. Call group leader Tim Arness, 789-9119.

Aug. 12: The Saturday hike usually meets at 9:30 a.m. No dogs or firearms please. Call the hike hotline at 586-0428.

Aug. 12: 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. 13: Public trap shoot at 10 a.m. every Sunday at the Juneau Gun Club. Call 789-9844.

Aug. 12: NRA approved sporting rifle Alaska Championship to be held in Haines during the fair. Visit Juneau Rifle & Pistol Club Web site at

Aug. 13-17: Hiking daycamp for grades 3 to 5 at Floyd Dryden from 1 to 4 p.m.

Aug. 16: Wednesday adult hike usually starting at 9 a.m. No dogs or firearms please. Call the hike hotline at 586-0428.

Aug. 17-19: Golden North Salmon Derby, 789-5210

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