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Conditions often favor backcountry skiing this time of year but the snowpack can change overnight so we try to be flexible.
Izzy the Dog after a couple runs in the backcountry.
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 email@example.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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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.
MULTI- DAY KAYAK TRIP FROM HOONAH TO TENAKEE. Susan Crandall is planning an extended kayak trip from Hoonah to Tenakee in June. The exact dates and some details aren’t worked out. The trip starts taking the Hoonah ferry, paddling to Point Adolphus and camping 2 nights, then paddling back to Hoonah and through the back way to Tenakee, then take the ferry back to Juneau. It is only 42 miles if you paddle from point A (Hoonah) to point B (Tenakee) with a few side trips that it would be a shame to miss. Without constraints, it’s about six days in June.
If you are interested contact Susan firstname.lastname@example.org You will have to have your own gear and the ability to paddle the trip.