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We are not having in person planning meetings so we are looking for ideas for activities and looking for trip organizers. See below for activities already planned. If you have an idea for a trip or would like to lead one, please contact Carl by text. 723-9323. Open days are on the Excel calendar below. Because of COVID19, no club activities should involve extensive bushwhacking or use of shared ropes. People tend to bunch up when fighting with alders and devil’s club and ropes are potential vectors for germs. It sucks for sure but we already some good plans. Also, those summit shots with arms lopped over each other’s shoulders will have to be postponed.
March 26 . Evening backcountry ski. Carl is leading a trip up Eaglecrest “after work.” We are meeting at the Eaglecrest parking lot at 5:00 to skin up Stewart, do a lap, and ski out. If you are interested or need more info call or text Carl. 723-9323
April 3. Evening hike up Goat Ridge. Dani Evenson is leading an evening up Goat Ridge that should take about 1.5 hours. Goat Ridge is a steep offshoot of Perseverance Trail. We are meeting at the Perseverance Trailhead at the end of Basin Road at 5:30 PM. No technical experience is needed but bring appropriate clothing for the weather.
April 11. West Peak.Dani Evenson will lead a climb up West Peak. This climb requires ice axe, crampons, and snowshoes. It’s a strenuous climb in winter and you should know how to self arrest with an ice axe. Depending upon snow conditions this trip may require beacon, probe, and shovel and an understanding of how to use them. If you are interested contact Dani by April 10 email@example.com
May 13. Bonnie Brae Rocks. Carl is leading an evening trip to the boulders and rocks up from Bonnie Brae. These are the lower elevation boulders, not the Garden of Rocks further uphill. The Garden is still deep in snow but the big rock right on the Treadwell Trail is dry and there are several boulders along the path. Bring shoes, harness, and a rope if you have one. A crash pad could work for some climbs. We are meeting at 5 PM at the Treadwell Ditch Access Trailhead in Bonnie Brae. It’s at 1030 Wee Burn Drive. If you are interested or need more info call or text Carl. 723-9323
May 16. Hawthorne Peak. Theresa Soley will lead a climb up Hawthorne Peak. This climb has been a Juneau Alpine Club standard for a long time. This climb requires ice axe, crampons, and snowshoes. Backcountry ski gear could also work but you will have to lug your skis a fair distance before you can skin up. Most likely some people will ski and others won’t. If you are interested contact Theresa ( firstname.lastname@example.org )before 7PM May 14..