August 2014 calendar

August 7, Thursday night hike. Eaglecrest to the top of the mountain. Meet at the lodge at 6PM.

August 9. Grandchild Peaks hike. Keith Andrews is leading a hike to the Grandchild Peaks. This is a moderate hike that should take 8 hours or so. It does not require technical gear. If you are interested, please contact Keith before 7PM Friday August 8th. 957-6055

August 14. Thursday night hike. Carl is leading bouldering at the Fred Meyer boulders. There are boulders uphill from Freddy’s and people have started climbing them. We are going go up there if the weather doesn’t suck. If you have climbing gear like shoes or crash pads bring it but you don’t need it.

August 17. Ben Stewart to Mount Meek traverse. Carl is leading a traverse across the north end of Douglas Island. The traverse starts at Eaglecrest, climbs Mount Ben Stewart, crosses the ridge line to Mount Meek, and descends a trail to North Douglas Highway. This is a strenuous but non technical climb that will require bushwhacking and route-finding. If you are interested, please contact Carl before 7PM Friday August 15th 723 -9323.

August 21. Thursday night hike. Carl is leading bouldering at the Fred Meyer boulders. There are boulders uphill from Freddy’s and people have started climbing them. If you have climbing gear like shoes or crash pads bring it but you don’t need it.

August 23. Herbert Glacier rock climbing. Carl is leading a trip to climb rocks near the Herbert Glacier. This will require a harness and rock climbing shoes. We are biking in to the Herbert as well. If you are interested, please contact Carl before 7PM Friday August 22nd 723 -9323 . No experience is necessary and we will be top roping.

Labor Day weekend. Kayak and hiking combo to Taku Inlet. We are looking at an overnight trip with two parts and two groups. One group hikes to Taku Inlet by way the Sheep Creek Trail and the ridge line west of Hawthorne Peak and the other group kayaks around Point Bishop to Sunny Cove in the Taku Inlet. The two groups meet, spend the night, and switch roles the following day. This is a strenuous trip that requires kayaking and hiking in areas lacking trails. It will also require those involved to meet prior to the trip to discuss logistics. If you are interested please contact Carl by August 27th. 723-9323.

September 3. Monthly Meeting at the Island Pub. We will plan September’s climbs and hikes. All are welcome. Come with ideas or to meet other mountaineering folks.

Rocks near Herbert Glacier.

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Late June early July calendar

June 26: Thursday night hike. Jason is leading a hike to Dupont via the Point Bishop trail. Meet at 6PM at the end of Thane Road. This is an easy hike and should last about 3 hours. If you need more info, call Jason at 301 802-3957.Since the hike to Dupont is relatively short, about an hour one way, Jason plans on bringing a bag of charcoal, hot dogs and roasting sticks.  If anyone else is interested in making it a pot luck bring something to share!

June 28: Mount Olds. Tom is leading a climb up Mount Olds. Mount Olds is the peak in the foreground in Granite Basin.  This climb shouldn’t require technical gear. The views from the top are spectacular. This is a moderate climb that should take 8-10 hours. If you are interested please contact Tom by 7PM Friday June 27.  907 223 1308

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July 3 – Vista Creek Shelter via Nugget Creek Trail.  Meet at the parking lot just before the turn around for the glacier visitors center.  We will be starting via the East Glacier Trail at 6PM.

 

July 10 – Breadline Trail.  Meet at the trailhead just before the Shrine of St. Therese at 6PM

 

July 12: Mount Ben Stewart.  Pauline Strong is leading a hike up Mount Ben Stewart. This is the tallest peak on Douglas Island. This climb takes about 4-6 hours. If you are interested call Pauline at 723-6213 by 7PM Friday July 13.

July 17 – Herbert Glacier.  Meet at the trailhead at 6PM with mountain bikes.

 

July 18-20. Split Thumb. Or July 19-21. Carl Reese is leading a trip up Split Thumb. Split Thumb is a spire jutting out of the Juneau Icefield. The plan is to hike to Camp 17 on the icefield, camp out, and climb Split Thumb the following day. Depending upon time available we may hike out that day or spend that night at Camp 17 and hike out on day three. The exact dates will depend on weather. This is a difficult trip requiring glacier travel experience and rock climbing skills. If you are interested call Carl at 723-9323.

 

July 24 – Windfall Lake.  Meet at the trailhead at 6PM

 

July 29 Monthly Meeting.  The monthly meeting will be at 6:30 at the Waffle Company. We will plan August’s climbs and hikes. All are welcome. Come with ideas or to meet other mountaineering folks.

Late May – June Calendar

May 24. Hawthorne Peak. Carl will lead a climb up Hawthorne Peak. This will require ice axe and crampons and is a difficult climb. Hawthorne Peak is out Thane Road on the south side of Sheep Creek Basin. There are great views from the top. If you are interested, call Carl by 7PM Friday May 23rd.

May 29. Gold Ridge in the evening. Jason Boyle is starting up the Thursday night hikes again. The first hike this year is up Gold Ridge, which is above the tram.  This is a show up and go hike. Folks leave the trailhead for Mount Roberts at 6PM May 29th. This is a moderate hike and should last about 3 hours. If you need more info, call Jason at 301 802-3957.

May 31. Herbert Glacier rock climbing.  Bike to Herbert Glacier area for some rock climbing. It’s an easy 5 mile ride into the glacier. There are several rock walls in the area and most have scouted but not climbed.  Anyone interested can call Carl at 723-9323 by 7PM Friday May 30th. In addition to a bicycle, you will need a harness and climbing shoes. Experience isn’t necessary.

June 2. Ice Axe/self rescue practice. Pete Boyd will be leading an ice axe self arrest practice session on Monday June 2nd at 6 pm. Meet at the Eagle Crest parking lot, plan on a bit of an uphill hike to find a good snow slope. Bring an ice axe and clothes for sliding / rolling around in the snow. Any questions email Pete (prb518@gmail.com) or call/text (907-957-3999)

June 5, Thursday night hike. Jason is leading a trip up Salmon Creek Trail.  Meet at 6PM at the trail head. This is an easy hike and should last about 3 hours. If you need more info, call Jason at 301 802-3957.

June 7.Grandchild Peaks.  Bob is leading a trip to the Grandchild Peaks. This is a moderate climb and equipment needed depends upon conditions.  If interested call Bob before 7PM Friday June 6th. 500-7950

June 11. Heintzlman Ridge Traverse: Tom Dolan is going to recon a traverse, that could lead as an official trip in a week or two, either tomorrow or the next day (Tuesday or Wednesday) From Thunder Mountain on the ridge for three or four miles, drop down into Goat creek drainage, then through the woods to the Nugget creek drainage and out to the Visitor center. Long day- Ice ax, crampons, real boots. The ridge is pretty easy but below tree line is a bit rough. I flagged it last year so shouldn’t be wandering to bad in the woods. If anybody has the day off or isn’t working……..join Tom 907 223 1308

June 12. Thursday night hike.  Erin Cridland is leading a hike up Sheep Creek Trail. Meet at 6PM at the trail head. This is a moderate hike and should last about 3 hours. If you need more info, call  Erin at 518 339 0348.

June 14, Mount Olds and possibly Observation Peak loop. Bob is leading a trip up Mount Olds. This trip can be turned into a loop that includes Observation and Cairn Peaks.  If interested call Bob before 7PM Friday June 13th. 500-7950 

June 19. Thursday night hike. Solstice hike. Jason is leading a hike up Mount Juneau. Meet at 6PM at the trail head. This is a moderate hike and should last about 4 hours. If you need more info, call Jason at 301 802-3957.

June 24. Monthly Meeting. The next monthly meeting of the Juneau Alpine Club will be at the Pizzeria Roma downtown.

June 26. Thursday night hike. Jason is leading a hike to Dupont via the Point Bishop trail. Meet at 6PM at the end of Thane Road. This is an easy hike and should last about 3 hours. If you need more info, call Jason at 301 802-3957.

May Calendar 2014

May 3. Herbert Glacier Rock Climbing. Bike to Herbert Glacier area for some rock climbing. It’s an easy 5 mile ride into the glacier. There are several rock walls in the area and most have scouted but not climbed.  Anyone interested can call Carl at 723-9323 by 7PM Friday May 2nd. In addition to a bicycle, you will need a harness and climbing shoes. Experience isn’t necessary.

May 17. Clark’s Traverse. Carl is leading a hike/climb up Clark’s Traverse. This is a climb going Mount Roberts to Sheep Mt to Mt Clark and returning Perseverance Trail.  It’s a fairly long day and will likely require an ice axe and crampons. If you are interested call Carl by 7 PM Friday May 16th. 723-9323

May 20. Monthly Meeting. The next meeting will be held 6:30 PM at the Island Pub in Douglas. Really.  No misdirected emails this time.

May 29. Gold Ridge in the evening. Jason Boyle is starting up the Thursday night hikes again. The first hike this year is up Gold Ridge, which is above the tram.  This is a show up and go hike. Folks leave the trailhead for Mount Roberts at 6PM May 29th. This is a moderate hike and should last about 3 hours. If you need more info, call Jason at 301 802-3957.

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April Calendar 2014

April 19. Mount McGinnis Climb. Bob Sylvester will lead a climb up Mount McGinnis. This climb requires ice axe, crampons, and snowshoes. It’s a difficult climb and you should know how to self arrest with an ice axe. Depending upon conditions the trip leader may require avalanche gear.  If you are interested call Bob at (500-7950) before 7PM April 18th.

April 5: Mount Jumbo Climb. Bob Sylvester is leading a trip up Mount Jumbo. This climb likely require ice axe, crampons, and snowshoes. Backcountry skis could be an option if conditions are right. If you are interested call Bob at 500-7950 before 7PM April 25th.

April 29: Next Monthly Meeting. The next meeting will be held 6:30 PM at the Island Pub in Douglas.

March Calendar 2014

Rock Dump. The club resumes Wednesdays at the Rock Dump again  March 12th.  We meet at 6 PM and generally climb until 8 or so. Wednesday nights are Ladies Night so women get in for 5 bucks but dudes have to pay thirteen. You can rent shoes for $3. All are welcome and no previous experience is necessary.  Really.  Climbing indoors is a great way to learn climbing skills in a safe environment.

March 15; Spaulding Meadows – Peterson Lake Traverse. Tom Dolan will lead a trip along the traverse that heads up Spaulding meadows past Peterson Lake and back to Glacier Highway. This can be done on cross country skis or snow shoes. It’s not a technical difficult climb but often takes all day. There are great views along the way. – Contact Tom if interested 223-1308 by 7PM Friday March 14th.

 March 22. Mount McGinnis Climb. Carl Reese will lead a climb up Mount McGinnis. This climb requires ice axe, crampons, and snowshoes. It’s a difficult climb and you should know how to self arrest with an ice axe. Depending upon conditions the trip leader may require avalanche gear.  We hope for better weather than when our attempt in January. If you are interested contact Carl (723-9323) before 7PM March 21st.

March 29:  Eagle Glacier Cabin overnighter. The club has the cabin for the night.  Tom is the organizer.  Call Tom 223-1308 by 7PM March 28th if interested.

April 5: Mount Jumbo Climb. Carl Reese is leading a trip up Mount Jumbo. This climb likely require ice axe, crampons, and snowshoes. Backcountry skis could be an option if conditions are right. If you are interested contact Carl (723-9323) before 7PM April 4th.

April 7: Next Monthly Meeting. The next meeting will be held 6:30 PM at the Island Pub in Douglas.

February Calendar 2014

Feb 8: Mt Roberts and Sheep Mountain climb. This should require crampons and ice axe.  It’s a moderate climb.  Call Bob at 500-7950 by 7PM Friday.

Feb 14-17: Eagle Glacier Cabin long weekend. The club has the cabin Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights.  Anyone interested in staying at the Eagle Glacier Cabin that weekend must call Katt Adair (organizer) at 988-5288 by Feb 9 to get details and to let her know you will be there (very important). Day hikers are welcome any day.  Space is limited.

Feb 14: Gastineau Peak moonlight climb. It’s a full moon and Bob Sylvester is leading a hike up Gastineau Peak.  This will require ice axe and crampons.  Call Bob at 500-7950.

Feb 15: Mt Jumbo Couloir. Canceled This will require ice axe, crampons, and other technical gear.  It’s a difficult and technical climb. This is the couloir on viewer’s right on Mount Jumbo. This is weather dependent. Call Carl by 7PM Friday Feb 14 if you are interested. 723-9323. 

Feb 22: Peterson Lake Cabin overnighter. The club has the cabin for the night.  Tom is the organizer.  Call Tom by 7PM on Feb 21 if interested.

March 1: Mount Ben Stewart climb/ski.  Mt Ben Stewart is the peak west of Eaglecrest.  We plan to ski or climb it depending upon snow conditions.  This trip depends upon weather and avalanche conditions.  Call Carl by 7PM Friday, Feb 28 if interested.

March 3: The next meeting will be held 6:30-7:30 at the Valley Public Library meeting room.