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Best of Juneau

We've been nominated for "Best Nonprofit" for this year's Best of Juneau! Best of Juneau celebrates the local businesses and organizations that make our community such a wonderful place to live. 

If you love our work to maintain Juneau's trails and steward our trail system, we encourage you to vote for us! You can vote once a day from now until February 16th, at 5 pm. You can find our name under the nonprofit section located in the "general services" tab.

 

We're Hiring!

Trail Mix is hiring Trail Crew members for the 2022 season. 

We’ll teach you everything you need to know about trail work, so prior experience is not necessary. We’re looking for candidates who enjoy working outside all day, can work effectively as a team member, and can contribute to a welcoming and inclusive environment. 

Head to our website or click here for the full job description and how to apply. Applications are open until 2/28 and the starting pay is $17/hour. We strongly encourage applications from BIPOC, LGBTQ2S+, women, and other underrepresented identities in trail building and maintenance. 

 

Preparing for the Field

Perseverance Storm Damage: It's been a very wet couple of weeks here in Southeast Alaska, and unfortunately, our trails did not escape impact. 

CBJ would like to notify hikers that "recent avalanche and landslide activity in the Basin Road and Perseverance Trailhead area has blocked both Perseverance access trails and portions of Basin Road. The stability of these areas is unknown and additional slide activity may occur at any time. Existing hazards include unstable trail that is undercut by landslide and avalanche debris on trails and the road, including snow, trees, dirt, and rocks.

CBJ needs to perform major maintenance work but is unable to safely do so until the snow melts and and evaluation of the slides can be made."

Luckily, we're preparing for a summer of trail crews on Perseverance. We've got a lot going on behind the scenes here, and we can't wait to start unveiling our 2022 trail projects in the coming months. 

As you are on trails this winter, please help us get a head start on our annual maintenance and fill out our trail damage report when you notice obstacles like downed trees or slides.

Trail Mix Top Three

Lena Point - Nex'w X'aayí: The sunsets at Lena Point have been incredible this winter! Our trail improvements from the summer have made the first quarter of the trail a breeze. The forest cover over most of the trail has also left it relatively ice-free, making it great for treks where you'd rather not slip and slide. 

Auke Village Recreation Area: If you're looking for a way to get out and stretch your legs, then the Auke Village Recreation area is a fantastic place to go. With plenty of shelters where you can escape the rain, this is the perfect place to go and get some fresh air and take a break from the rain. 

D'zantik'i Heeni: Dzantik'i Heeni is a lovely little loop trail located in Lemon Creek. This trail features many small bridges over the peaceful creek. 

Pick.Click.Give

Alaskans, make sure to file for your PFD before March 31 and also share some of your dividend through Pick.Click.Give!

When you donate to Trail Mix through Pick.Click.Give, your donation supports our efforts to ensure the safety and accessibility of Juneau’s trail system.

Trail Mix hires local trail crews, sources local materials when possible, and engages volunteers in community events to maintain and improve Juneau’s most loved public infrastructure, our vast and varied trail system. Pick.Click.Give to Trail Mix and join us as we work to create safe, accessible, and memorable outdoor experiences for everyone.

Learn more about Pick.Click.Give here

The king of tents: How Jake Lah’s influence extends to every corner of the modern tent industry

When picking out a tent, you probably don't stop to think much about the process that goes into making the poles. Luckily, Jake Lah's been thinking about how to make tent poles better and better. 

“He’s been the man behind the curtain in our industry for something like three decades,” says tent designer David Mydans, who retired in 2017 after 28 years with REI. Lighter weights, bigger interior volumes, better ventilation—all of these defining improvements to outdoor shelters have been fueled by Lah’s innovations, and still are." -Kelly Bastone, Outside Magazine, 2022

Read more about Jake Lah, the mastermind behind one of the most important pieces of outdoor equipment, here. 

 

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