By Willow Hetrick
Moose Pass Correspondent
Willow Hetrick/Turnagain Times
An exciting lunch with Scenic Mountain Air pilot, Darlene.
Lunch at the Library
Moose Pass Library sponsored a special event on June 30 as part of their Summer Reading Program. Deanna Thomas arranged for Scenic Mountain Air to give a talk to the kids about airplanes and being a pilot in Alaska. The kids came up with some great answers for Darlene’s questions about the importance of float planes. The kids were allowed to go out on the docks for a close up view of the planes. A big surprise was that each child was given the opportunity to sit in the pilot seat.
Moose Passer Finishes in Top 5 at Mt. Marathon Race
Miles Knotek of Moose Pass finished in the top five at this year’s Mount Marathon Race. Miles finished this year’s Junior race in 28 minutes and 50 seconds. All the trips he made up the mountain across from his house at Tern Lake paid off. Congratulations to Miles and the entire Knotek family, we all look forward to watching Miles run this upcoming cross country running season.
Seward Ranger District Campfire Program Schedule
The Chugach National Forest Seward Ranger District ‘Vantastic Program’ in full swing conducting summer of environmental education and interpretation! Campfire programs will be held on Saturdays from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Locations alternate between Trail River and Quartz Creek campgrounds. Vantastic wildlife visitor information display daytime set-up will usually be at Tern Lake mostly on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, with possible Mondays or Thursdays. A second set-up will rotate between other sites within the district. All events are subject to modification due to weather.
- July 17 is “Water through the Woods” at the Quartz Creek Campground in Cooper Landing
- July 24 is “Slammin’ Salmon” at the Trail River Campground in Moose Pass
- July 31 is “Wildflower Waltz” at the Quartz Creek Campground in Cooper Landing.
Quartz Creek Campground Directions: Turn off Sterling HWY at Mile Post 44.9 onto Quartz Creek Rd in Cooper Landing. Meet at the Campground Pavilion. Trail River Campground Directions: Turn off Seward HWY at Mile Post 24.2 south of Moose Pass; meet at the Alternate Campground Host Site on the way to the Day Use Area. For more info call the Vantastic crew: (907) 288-7718.
Forest Service Trail Updates
Thanks to our dedicated Rangers at the Kenai Lake Work Center in Moose Pass, we have updated Forest Service trail information in-and-around Moose Pass.
Updates as of July 8
Lost Lake Trail to Primrose Trail in the alpine is now passable on foot, however this area is still in the process of melting. There are patches of snow throughout the area though most of it is concentrated on the south side of Lost Lake, and there are areas of mud on the trail. Lost Lake is still frozen. Summit Creek Trail is now free of snow except for some patches at the two passes.