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April and May 2019

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.

April 2nd. Monthly Meeting at the Sea Cliffs. We are holding our planning meeting at the Sea Cliffs on Tuesday night. the purpose of the meeting is to plan upcoming events, climb some rocks, and watch the sunset.  It’s not our usual locale but the forecast is good and it would suck to stay inside.   If you want to carpool meet at the parking lot across from Gonzo/Squires at 5:45.  If you want to climb, bring shoes and a harness minimum. If you don’t want to climb, the Sea Cliffs offer one of the best sunsets in the world. If you can’t make it but have an idea for a club activity, text Carl. (723-9323) .

 

More stuff will be added after the April 2nd meeting.

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January to March 2019

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.

January 19.  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 18.

January 26 Soggy weather slog. Dani Evenson will lead a soggy slog up Jumbo (or similar) on Saturday simply because people sometimes need the exercise.   If you are interested contact Dani before 7PM January 25. dani_evenson@yahoo.com West Peak postponed.

February 2 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  Feb 1.  dani_evenson@yahoo.com

February 9 Carl Reese is leading  a backcountry ski trip up Ben Stewart or Troy. This trip requires beacon, probe, and shovel and an understanding of how to use them.  If you are interested contact Carl (723-9323) before February 8.

February 16 Open

February 23 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 sometime.  Thunder Traverse. Brian Jackson is leading the Thunder Traverse. This goes up Thunder Mountain starting on the south and continues across and ends at the Mendenhall Visitor Center. It’s an all day trip and gear and expectations will vary upon snow and weather conditions. The views are great.  Contact Brian  for more information and to discuss conditions if interested. This trip was delayed.

 

 

Nov – early Dec 2018

November 4. Mendenhall Glacier Hike. Pete is leading a hike to the Mendenhall Glacier. Depending upon the group this could go to some ice caves or include glacier travel.  Contact Pete Boyd for more information by Friday November 2. prb518@gmail.com .

November 10, Mt Jumbo.  Dani is leading a trip up Mount Jumbo. This is a moderate hike and could require snow shoes depending upon conditions. Contact Dani for more info about what to expect and gear.   dani_evenson@yahoo.com . Sunday Nov 11 is a backup day. This is weather dependent and the location might change if there is snow.

November 17, Mt Dani Evenson’s Choice.  Dani is leading a trip up a mountain of her choice. The trip will depend on weather and conditions.  Contact Dani for more info about what to expect and gear.   dani_evenson@yahoo.com . Sunday Nov 18 is a backup day.  Look for updates as we near the day.

Dec 1 or 2nd. . Carl is leading a trip up Saddle Mountain. It’s on North Douglas. There is a route on the north side that isn’t often visited that has some Fourth Class climbing.  It might also be a good way to burn off some turkey dinner and pie.  It’s not technical but there will be a lot of scrambling over boulders and house sized rocks.  Sunday December 2 is a backup day.  This is weather dependent and the location might change if there is snow.  Contact Carl if you are interested. 723-9323

Aug thru early Oct

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.

August 11.  Jenny Weisshaupt is leading a kayak trip this Saturday. The location is to be determined and will be based on weather conditions. She is looking for the lee side. If you are interested contact Jenny to discuss conditions, skill needs, equipment needs etc.  jennykathleen@gmail.com

August 15. Evening hike up Goat Ridge. Carl 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.

August 26. Herbert Glacier. Carl is leading a trip to Herbert Glacier. This requires a bicycle to get to the glacier. It’s five miles each way. Once at Herbert, we plan to hike to ice caves and if the group is inclined, go out on the glacier. If you don’t have ice axe and crampons and abilities for glacier travel, this could still be a good trip for you because there is a lot you can see without walking on the ice. Some of the trails near the glacier are eroded and in disrepair so expect to do some scrambling.  If you are interested contact Carl before August 25 at 6 PM to get more info.  723-9323.

October 7 or 8: Colt Ridge. Ben Still is leading a trip up a ridge north of Yankee Basin. First you hike to Yankee Basin, then bushwhack up onto a ridge, and then follow the ridge northwest. The Bushwhack is fairly steep but it’s not arduously long.  It’s a long ridge line nicknamed Colt Ridge because great views of Mustang Peak. Eagle Glacier is to the east of the ridge. Contact  Ben at the email below before October 6. benstill@hotmail.com  230-9897

October 25.  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.

 

June & July

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.

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.

 

 

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

 

Izzy the Dog after a couple runs in the backcountry.P1000727

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.