On the Trail 

Point Bridget|Ch'eet' TaayiOver 100 bags of gravel have been turned into trail! Now, hikers can enjoy a nice, smooth trail all the way out to Cowee Meadows. Crew members have been hard at work removing old boardwalk and creating small bridges over the muddiest sections of the trail. 

Perseverance|It'ji ShaanáxIn the last month, crew members have been hard at work restoring this amazing trail. Multiple bridges were damaged beyond repair over the winter. Crew members have been working to replace these bridges with culverts, which are more damage resistant than bridges and provide a smoother hiking and biking experience. Crew members have also removed large rocks from the trail and improved washed-out sections. 

Outer Point | Deishú Áak'w: Our crew has been working in tandem with our Trail Stewards and the YEP (Youth Employment in Parks) program on the Outer Point Trail. We have been removing unstable sections of the boardwalk and replacing them with a new gravel trail. By switching to gravel, the trail is less muddy, easier to maintain, and more accessible. This week, crew members will begin replacing an old bridge near the end of the trail. 

We're Hiring: Trail Mix is hiring crew members from now until July 10th. If you or someone you know has been looking for a job where you spend time outside every day, enjoy three-day weekends, and help give back to the community, then look no further! We’ll teach you everything you need to know about trail work, so no experience is necessary. 

For full job description and how to apply, head to bit.ly/trailmixsummer22crew
 

Volunteer Spotlight

Lena Point|Nex'w X'aayí: Thank you Rotarians! We have loved working with the Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club this past month to improve a reroute on the Lena Point Trail. We made great progress on graveling and creating a new section of trail that loops down to the beach right before Lena Point. 

Outer Point|Deishú Áak'w: Thanks to the hard work of the ladies with SheJumps and the Girls Scouts of Juneau, Outer Point is looking significantly better. We have been working together to revegetate eroded sections near the trail, remove the boardwalk, and add gravel. So far, we've graveled over 60 feet of trail together! 

Treadwell|Sayéik: The Volunteer Trail Maintenance Team is back improving Treadwell one gravel bag at a time. Lately, they have been working to smooth out the tread of the trail, remove any large obstacles, and add gravel. The Treadwell Ditch is becoming quite the smooth ride these days. 

Red Mill|It'ji ShaanáxThe Juneau Mountain Bike Alliance spent a Saturday making improvements to the Red Mill Trail. These bikers were able to create drainage, remove large rocks, and break down hazardous berms on the trail. We can't wait to keep working on Red Mill with JMBA! 

 

Hi there

Are you ready to explore some of Juneau's favorite trails, as well as some hidden gems? With the gorgeous summer weather we've been having, you won't want to miss this summer's Hike for a Pint!

Tickets are on sale now, but they won't last long! We have only 100 passports left for purchase, so make sure to snag yours today. We’ve partnered up with our friends at Alaskan Brewing Company and Heritage Coffee to bring you refreshing pints of beer or seltzers (21+ only) or a tasty pint of gelato. 🍻🍨To complete the challenge, you purchase a passport, hike 5 out of 7 hikes, and then exchange that passport for your pint! Hikers will have from July 9th to September 9th to complete the hikes. Each passport purchase also comes with an exclusive Hike for a Pint water bottle. ✨

We’re excited to explore our backyard with you. 🏔We’ve handpicked 7 trails to help showcase some of Juneau’s favorite hikes, as well as some hidden gems. This year, our passport will feature: 

 

🌲Windfall Lake Trail 

🏔Mt. Roberts|Wooshkeenax Deiyí

🌲Lemon Creek|Sit'kú Héen 

🏔North Tee Harbor|Wóoshde X'al.at Yé

🌲North Bridget Cove

🏔Flume Trail 

🌲Blueberry Trail 

 

See you on the trails, 

Ryan O'Shaughnessy 

Executive Director

Trail of the Month

Point Bridget|Ch'eet' Taayi

Distance: 3.6 miles to Blue Mussel Cabin

Elevation Change: less than 500 feet

Trail Description: The Point Bridget Trail begins on packed gravel that descends to rainforest muskeg. The trail then skirts meadows on the way to Cowee Meadow Cabin. A short planked trail leads from the cabin to a natural sand berm and the scenic shoreline, then follows the cliffy coast through the forest for about a mile to the Blue Mussel Cabin. A faint trail leads from the cabin to Point Bridget. Check out this awesome resource from the Department of Natural Resources for all the info you'd ever need on Point Bridget!http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/maps/ptbridgetguide.pdf

Why we love it/Trail History: This trail is flat, scenic, and offers a little bit of everything! Right now, beautiful fields of flowers are blooming along the trail. Point Bridget State Park was created in 1988 after a decade and a half of advocacy from hikers, conservationists, and the Juneau Area State Parks Advisory Board to bring a state park to the state capitol. The park was named in 1794 by Captain Vancouver, most likely after his mother, Bridget Berners. Prior to colonization, the area was used by the Auk Tlingits for summer homes during the harvesting season. Bears often visit the meadow but leave it to fish the stream. In spring, thousands of white-winged surf scoters swim wing to wing in one giant raft. Sea lions and harbor seals are often seen near shore and every once-in-awhile a humpback whale is offshore.

Directions to Point Bridget 

Upcoming Community Events

Click underlined links for more information 

Friday, July 1st, Jensen-Olson Arboretum Exhibit: Head to the City Museum on Friday, July 1st from 4-7 pm to celebrate the Jensen-Olson Arboretum. The Museum will be showcasing an exhibit titled Jensen-Olson Arboretum: Celebrating 15 years as a botanical gem.  

Friday, July 1st, Fulldome Movies at the Planetarium: Enjoy a variety of fulldome movies at the Marie Drake Planetarium! The planetarium will be screening movies from 5:30-7:30 at no cost. Go enjoy the wonders of space! 

Saturday, July 2nd, Eaglecrest Road and Ridge Running Race: It's time to put your uphill endurance to the test! Runners can sign up for a 10 mile, 5 mile, or 1 mile race. 

Saturday, July 9th, Death in Douglas True Crime Walking Tour: Are you a fan of true crime and history? Join the Juneau-Douglas City Museum for this popular walking tour with former Juneau criminal reporters Ed Schoenfeld and Betsy Longenbaugh. This is a popular activity, and tickets must be purchased in advance. 

Sunday, July 10th, Native Plant Walk: Join the Friends of the Jensen-Olson Arboretum in conjunction with the Alaska Native Plant Society to learn all about our local vegetation. 

Sunday, July 17th, Bug Day: Register for Jensen-Olson Arboretum's annual bug day! This is a fun event for families to learn all about the things that creep and crawl in Southeast Alaska. 

 

Thank you for your support!

Our field season is in full swing! With your help, we can continue our work to make Juneau's trails the best in the world. If you can, please find a way to support Trail Mix this season. You can become a member, volunteer, and follow us on social media. 

With your support, we can have another groundbreaking season this year! Help us maintain Juneau's world-class trail system. Click the button below to support Trail Mix, all while scoring deals at Foggy Mountain, NAO, and Cycle Alaska. 

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All you need to do is create or sign into your Fred Meyer digital account, link your shopper’s card, and choose Trail Mix, Inc. as your selected organization for Community Rewards. Then shop like you always do and know that you’re also supporting our trails. 🌲🥾⛰

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‘Top of the world’: Black climbing team makes history as first to scale Mount Everest

“In 1963, the first American expedition reached the summit of Everest. That same year Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his historic I Have A Dream speech. It took 40 more years for the first Black climber to summit Everest. Still, there has never been an all-Black team to summit the tallest mountain on Earth." 

Full Circle Expeditions accomplished its goal, and "seven members of the US-led team made it to the top of the mountain in one expedition, greatly increasing the number of Black people who have summited the world’s highest peak from 10 to 17, out of about 10,000 in total." 

Read more about their exciting journey in the article linked below. 

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