- Minimum altitude: no minimum ... suggested 1000 feet.
- Direct Routing: If the weather is favorable, you may fly from
Vallenar Point, the direct heading is 233 and the distance is
- Landing zone: water only, does not freeze in winter
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Dog Salmon Creek Camp
Dog Salmon Creek is a Creek where Dog salmon go to spawn in the
fall, the Indians follow these spawning runs to get there winter
supply of smoked fish. Each year they set up a fish camp for a week
or so and live on the site until they have what they need to last
the winter. The smoke houses they use were made from cedar bows
as oppossed to huts like we see now. The men fish, catching the
salmon by hand and throwing them up on the beach. The women clean
and hang the salmon.
TreeTop VFR Plan
From: Ketchikan International
To: Dog Salmon Creek Camp
1. Fly a heading of about 295 northwest up the center of the
Tongass Narrows to Vallenar Point.
... Fly up the Tongass Narrows passing to starboard Ward Cove, Totem
... Higgins Point is the last point of land to the starboard side
of the Narrows.
... Vallenar Point is the last point of land on the port side of
... you will see the small Guard Islands just off the Vallenar point
and the Guard Lighthouse about 3 miles ahead out in the Clarence
2. Over Vallenar Point, set a heading of 244 for the Skoal Point
marine light, 15 miles ahead.
... the Patterson Islands will pass under your port wing in
about 11 miles ahead.
... as you pass over the Patterson Islands, Skoal Point is three
... the Skoal Point navigation marker is about 1/4 mile to the starboard
of Skoal Point.
... the navigation marker is at the entrance of the Skoal Arm, we
will be flying up the center of this channel.
3. Over the Skoal navigation marker, set a heading of 242 to
the entrance of the Polk Inlet, 5.5 miles ahead.
... Saltery Cove will pass to port, followed by Kahyyam Point
... McKenzie Inlet passes by to port
... we are heading for Polk Inlet, straight ahead
... there is a large round island to the starboard side of the arm
... this is the entrance to the Polk Inlet.
4. As you enter Polk Inlet, you will find it gently curves to
port, follow it until the inlet comes to a heading of 270.
... Little Goose Bay is the inlet at 11 o'clock as you fly down
... continue down the inlet it will curve to port.
... watch for a peninsula to come out from starboard, there are
a couple of little islands in the center of the arm just off the
5. At the peninsula coming out from the port side of the
channel, begin decent for landing. Turn left over the peninsula to about 150 coming down on the far end of Goose Bay.
... Dog Salmon Creek Camp will be found in the cove on the far side of Goose Bay.
... swing around the peninsula and plan a touchdown just before
you get into the little cove, you should have plenty of landing
zone if you are "low enough" and "slow enough."
To return direct: Fly a heading of 052 for 22 miles to cross
over Vallenar Point
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