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June & July

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June 13.  Our next monthly meeting at the Valley McGivney’s at 6:30 PM. We will plan upcoming climbs and hikes. All are welcome. Come with ideas or to meet other mountaineering folks. this is when we build the calendar.

June 20 evening trip to the Sea Cliffs. I (Carl) am is leading a trip to to the Sea cliffs on Wednesday evening. Understand that due to a messed up shoulder I can’t climb or belay and plan to watch other climbers the sunset.  I am leading this because I can’t climb, run, or play the guitar so I am bored to tears (metaphorically). Also, several folks recently asked how to get there.  Call or if interested 723-9323. We need at least two climbers and I don’t climb these days.

June 22-23 “Solstice ridge hike.”   We are doing a “solstice” hike at night on Juneau Ridge.  It’s being led by Pauline Strong.  The sun will set and rise without getting completely dark, especially on a mountain top. The traverse should take about 8 hours. We plan to start in the evening and by done by about 4 AM.   Contact Pauline by Thursday at 6PM if you are interested.  723-6213.

July 6-8. Hike around Douglas Island. Would your schedule allow for a little sea level-based exploration? Weather dependent, lets make the infamous” around-Douglas-Island hike” happen with a fun group of folks who can take the morning of Friday, July 6th until the evening of Sunday, the 8th off. It’s ~30 miles round trip, and I’ve heard folks have marathon-run it in a day so we should be able to hike it in three!

Gear should be relatively straightforward: tent, sleeping bag/pad, waders (maybe), tidebook!, cooking gear and grub, etc.

If you’re interested, please send Ray Friedlander an email at Friedlanderay@gmail.com and put “Around Douglas” in the title.

Here are some reading resources to conjure up excitement:

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2018-04-06/doug-peacock-and-walk-around-douglas-island

http://juneaubearruns.blogspot.com/2012/07/hiking-backside-of-douglas-island.html

 

MULTI- DAY KAYAK TRIP FROM HOONAH TO TENAKEE. Susan Crandall is planning an extended kayak trip from Hoonah to Tenakee in July.  The dates of the trip are  July 11 to July 19 kayaking from Hoonah to Tenakee Springs. We would leave Juneau on Wed, July 11 morn arriving in Hoonah at 3:45pm, then kayaking across Port Fredrick the same day and camping on the other side heading toward Pt Adolphus. We would leave Tenakee Springs on Thur, July 19 at noon. There is another ferry on Saturday if people want to stay for 3 more days. We are staying at Eight Fathom Cabin in Port Fredrick that houses 8 around July 15.

If you are interested contact Susan susancrandalldogs@hotmail.com You will have to have your own gear and the ability to paddle the trip.

 

 

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May 2018

 

April 29.  Dani Evenson will lead a climb up Gold Ridge and continue the loop through Icy Gulch and out Perseverance Trail.     Contact Dani for more info about what to expect and gear. If you are interested contact Dani  dani_evenson@yahoo.com 

May 6. Dani Evenson is leading a climb up Mt. Juneau this Sunday, May 6. Given current conditions this is a snow climb requiring ax and microspikes.  Contact Dani for more info about what to expect and gear. If you are interested contact Dani  dani_evenson@yahoo.com 

May 12 Open for suggestions.
May 19 Open for suggestions
May 26 Memorial Day Weekend
June 13.  Our next monthly meeting at the Valley McGivney’s at 6:30 PM. We will plan upcoming climbs and hikes. All are welcome. Come with ideas or to meet other mountaineering folks. this is when we build the calendar.

Long term planning.

MULTI- DAY KAYAK TRIP FROM HOONAH TO TENAKEE. Susan Crandall is planning an extended kayak trip from Hoonah to Tenakee in July.  The dates of the trip are  July 11 to July 19 kayaking from Hoonah to Tenakee Springs. We would leave Juneau on Wed, July 11 morn arriving in Hoonah at 3:45pm, then kayaking across Port Fredrick the same day and camping on the other side heading toward Pt Adolphus. We would leave Tenakee Springs on Thur, July 19 at noon. There is another ferry on Saturday if people want to stay for 3 more days. We are staying at Eight Fathom Cabin in Port Fredrick that houses 8 around July 15.

If you are interested contact Susan susancrandalldogs@hotmail.com You will have to have your own gear and the ability to paddle the trip.

 

March/April 2018

 

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March 24.  Dani Evenson will lead a climb up Mount Jumbo up the winter route and traverse into Dan Moller Basin.    Contact Dani for more info about what to expect and gear. If you are interested contact Dani  dani_evenson@yahoo.com 

March 31. Carl Reese is leading  a backcountry ski trip up Ben Stewart. This trip requires beacon, probe, and shovel and an understanding of how to use them.  If you are interested contact Carl (723-9323) before 7PM March 30.

April 7 or 8th. Peak 2687. This weekend (probably Saturday) Ben Still wants to ski or snowshoe Peak 2687, a peak up in the Eagle River/Yankee Basin area. Hopefully, there will be enough snow for good brush coverage. You will probably just need backcountry skis or snowshoes and I usually bring some spikeys (katoolas) just in case there is ice on the Eagle Glacier trail or really hard pack snow up higher.

Plan on Saturday unless the weather is looking better Sunday. People can email or call Ben if they want to join. Note, contact Ben at the email below; don’t respond to this email. benstill@hotmail.com  230-9897

April 15. Carl Reese is leading  a backcountry ski trip up Ben Stewart. This trip is likely the last real chance to ski this year since the snow is disappearing.  If you are interested contact Carl (723-9323) before 7PM April 14.

April 21.  Dani Evenson will lead a climb up Blackerby Ridge and if the weather cooperates possibly link it to Salmon Creek Basin.     Contact Dani for more info about what to expect and gear. If you are interested contact Dani  dani_evenson@yahoo.com 

April 26.  Our next monthly meeting at the Island Pub at 6:30 PM. We will plan upcoming climbs and hikes. All are welcome. Come with ideas or to meet other mountaineering folks. this is when we build the calendar.

Long term planning.

 

January/February 2018

January 16. Our next monthly meeting at the Island Pub at 6:30 PM. We will plan upcoming climbs and hikes. All are welcome. Come with ideas or to meet other mountaineering folks. this is when we build the calendar.

January 18 . Serious (Endurance) Climbing.  We meet at the Rock Dump to make an attempt to climb stronger, The goal is to develop endurance by climbing lots of climbs at an easy level and supplement that with exercises intended to build strength and agility.   Email Pete in advance so he can know who is coming and work out start time, prb518@gmail.com . No experience necessary.  You can rent shoes and they will loan you a harness for free. If you do not have a pass the Rock Dump costs $15. All are welcome and no previous experience necessary.

January 20.  Winter McGinnis Climb. Carl Reese will lead a climb up Mount McGinnis. 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. It’s a strenuous climb 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 Carl (723-9323) before 7PM  January 19.

January 27. Mt. Troy, with Campout. Brooks Horan and Carl Reese are leading a hike up Mount Troy. Brooks plans to camp out in the alpine Saturday night. The snow pack isn’t adequate for good skiing, though you can bring skis if you want. Carl will head up Saturday and come back down. contact Carl or Brooks 723-9323 or 206 660-4995. Changed from Ben Stewart/Mt Meeks Traverse due to crappy conditions.

February 10. 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 Carl (723-9323) before 7PM  February 9. dani_evenson@yahoo.com 

February 17. Dani Evenson will lead a climb, probably up Mount Jumbo up the regular route and traverse into Dan Moller Basin.   This climb requires ice axe, crampons, and snowshoes.  If you are interested contact Dani  dani_evenson@yahoo.com 

March 21. Evening backcountry ski. Carl is leading a trip up Ben Stewart “after work.” We are meeting at the Eaglecrest parking lot at 4:30 to skin up Stewart, do a lap, and ski out.  If you are interested or need more info call or text Carl. 723-9323

March 22.  Annual Meeting and board elections. The Club will provide pizza. Meeting at the Pizzaria Roma 6:30 PM. We will plan upcoming climbs and hikes. We will also elect board members. All are welcome. Come with ideas or to meet other mountaineering folks.

 

 

 

 

Sept- early November

To get on the email list, send an email to juneaumountainclimbers@gmail.com  and with the subject, “Add me to the list.” Announcements come out about once a week from that email address.  Due to weather or other reasons, we make changes to the calendar last minute that sometimes aren’t reflected here but are sent out by email.

September 16. Heinzlman Ridge. Ryland Buller is leading a trip up Heinzlman Ridge and following the ridge toward Nugget Mountain to see how far we can get on an autumn day. This is a fairly long day that does not require technical gear. If interested, contact Ryland by 6PM Friday. (314) 307 4252. This could be moved to Sunday if the weather looks better.

October 7, Dani Evensen is leading a trip to the Grandchild Peaks. If there is time and the weather permits this could be looped to Herbert Glacier.  It’s a moderate to difficult climb.  Contact Dani by 7PM Friday October 6 if interesteddani_evenson@yahoo.com ..

November 2nd. Serious (Endurance) Climbing.  We meet at the Rock Dump to make an attempt to climb stronger, The goal is to develop endurance by climbing lots of climbs at an easy level and supplement that with exercises intended to build strength and agility.  Pete and Carl are instigating. We meet at 6 PM. No experience necessary.  You can rent shoes and they will loan you a harness for free. If you do not have a pass the Rock Dump costs $15. All are welcome and no previous experience necessary. We do this every Thursday. 

November 4. Herbert Glacier rock climbing.  Bike to Herbert Glacier area for some rock climbing and explore. It’s an easy 5 mile ride to the glacier. There are several rock walls in the area and many of them have been scouted but not climbed.  Anyone interested can call Carl at 723-9323 by 7PM Friday November 3rd. In addition to a bicycle, you will need a harness and climbing shoes if you plan to climb. Experience isn’t necessary.

November 8th. Our next monthly meeting at the Pizzeria Roma at 6:30 PM. We will plan upcoming climbs and hikes. All are welcome. Come with ideas or to meet other mountaineering folks. this is when we build the calendar.  Ideas being batted around are: Sea Cliffs climbing, Hike Mt. Jumbo or Mt. Olds, Herbert Glacier bike ride and explore, and brush out Nugget Creek Trail. The latter is the trail from East Glacier Trail toward Nugget Basin. It’s overgrown and we could fix that.

September Calendar

September 3. Mount Bullard. Carl Reese is leading a trip up Mount Bullard. This is a fairly long day that does not require technical gear. There is a stream crossing and some bushwhacking. The views from the top are grand. If interested, contact Carl by 6PM Saturday, Sept 2. 723-9323

Sept 13 Our next monthly meeting at the Island Pub at 6:30 PM. We will plan upcoming climbs and hikes. All are welcome. Come with ideas or to meet other mountaineering folks. this is when we build the calendar.

Note that even though autumn is wet in Southeast, we have done some killer stuff in the fall. Sometimes opportunity opens.

June & July 2017

June 1. Evening hike up Mount Juneau. We are going to meet at 5:00 at the Perseverance Trailhead at the end of Basin Road and hike up the regular trail. Look for Alex at the Perseverance Trailhead.

June 3. Juneau Ridge. Dani Evenson is Dani Evenson is leading a trip up Juneau Ridge Loop. This is a moderate climb. Contact Dani by 7PM Friday June 2 if interesteddani_evenson@yahoo.com .

June 8. Evening hike to the Gold Ridge. We are going to meet at 5:30 at the Mt Roberts Trailhead on Basin Road and hike up. Look for Meredith at the trailhead.

June 10. Rock Climbing on the Tee Wall. Carl Reese is leading a trip to climb rocks on the Tee Wall. The Tee Wall is a technical climb above Tee Harbor that is newly developed and in the process of more development. There are bolted climbs up there. You should have a harness and shoes at a minimum and the know how to rappel and climb at, at least the 5.6 level. The Tee Wall has big exposure.  Contact Carl for more info 723-9323.

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June 23-24 “Solstice ridge hike.”  Friday night is going have much better weather than actual.  We are doing a “solstice” hike at night on Clark’s Traverse (Gastineau-Roberts-Sheep-Clark-Perseverance Trail).  The sun will set and rise without getting completely dark, especially on a mountain top. The traverse should take about 8 hours. We plan to start in the evening and by done by about 4 AM.   Contact Carl by Thursday at 6PM if you are interested.  723-9323.

There is nothing scheduled Fourth of July Weekend.

July 14-. Mount Ernest Gruening. Carl Reese is leading a trip of Ernie G. The plan is to bike to the moraine at  Herbert Glacier Friday night (July 7), probably after work. July 8 climb Mt Ernie G and return to find drinks chillin in the river by the moraine camp, and stay again at the moraine camp, and return to town Sunday morning. This trip requires glacier travel, it’s fairly long, some bushwhacking, and some fairly easy rock climbing.   Contact Carl by Thursday at 6PM if you are interested.  723-9323.

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July 23.  Pirate Shore. POSTPONED to some time in August because Carl had other obligations.  Develop rock climbing along the shore between Amalga Harbor and Boy Scout Beach. We are going to clean some rocks, brush some trails, and climb some rocks. Experience isn’t necessary. If you are interested, please call  or text Carl before Friday at 7PM. 723-9323. 

The MONTHLY MEETING was postponed for a week due to weather. Sunny weather.

August 9. Past the North Douglas Boat Ramp.  The Juneau Alpine Club is having our meeting outside tomorrow evening. NOT at the Island Pub.  The calendar is empty and we should fix that. Our next monthly meeting is going to be somewhat different than other meetings because it’s going to be sunny tomorrow evening so we are meeting along the side of the road past the North Douglas boat ramp at 6:30 PM.  We will plan upcoming climbs and hikes. Bring stuff to drink or eat if you want. All are welcome. Come with ideas or to meet other mountaineering folks. Look for Carl and if you don’t know me, call or text 723-9323. I plan to look for a nice spot to build a fire.