Out and About

Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2002

In season: King and Dungeness crab, halibut and rockfish (peaks June-Sept.), king, 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).

Aug. 18: NRA-Registered Alaska Short Range (200- to 300-yard) High-Power Rifle Championship, Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range on Montana Creek Road for 10 a.m. shooting start. The course will feature four shooting positions. Details: Mal Menzies, 789-9025, Steve Bennett, 789-1717, or Ray Coxe at Rayco Sales.

Aug. 18: Juneau Alpine Club Mendenhall Glacier Walk, requiring ice ax, crampons and harness. Details: Tim Arness, 209-2589.

Aug. 23-25: Golden North Salmon Derby, sponsored by Territorial Sportsmen. 7:30 a.m.-7p.m. Friday and Saturday and 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Details: juneauempire.com/salmonderby/.

Aug. 24: Porcupines, children's program with naturalist Gen Swayer, 11 a.m. Saturday at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center covered viewing area. Details: 789-6640.

Ongoing: New Eagle Beach State Recreation Area, mile 29 Glacier Highway, now open 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. $5 fee to park in area, free parking along the road.

Ongoing: Guided nature hike on the Trail of Time, Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area, 2 p.m. daily. Meet at the flagpoles. Details: 789-6640.

Ongoing: Trap shooting at the Juneau Gun Club, on Montana Creek Road, 5:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. Details: 789-9844.

Ongoing: Paint ball games most Saturday mornings. Bring your own markers (guns), paint and Co2. Details: Micah, 790-4523.

Ongoing: Guided hikes through Juneau Parks and Recreation Department on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Details: 586-0428.

Submit calendar items to eschoenfeld@juneauempire.com.

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