Route Notes:

  • Minimum altitude: Landing zone altitude 500 feet ... suggested trasit altitude 1000 feet.
  • Direct Routing: If the weather is favorable, from Mountain Point fly 010 for 25 miles.
  • Landing zone: water, water can freeze in winter
  • Snowy Own Fish Camp scenery needed from Misty Moorings
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Snowy Owl Fish Camp

Welcome to SNOWY OWL Fish Camp! Snowy Owl is located 28 NM from PAKT on a heading of 28*. This is a full service camp. There is a main lodge for meals and for sitting around the fire telling all those great "got away" stories. There is a laundry facility here as well for those who will be staying with us for extended periods of time. Loc (N55 38.50 w131 04.28)

TreeTop VFR Plan

From: Ketchikan International
To: Snowy Owl Fish Camp

1. Fly a heading of 100 down the Tongass Narrows toward Pennock Island
...Fly over the center of Pennock Island for the cruise ships on left and the Clione vessel plying the narrows.
...You'll pass Ketchikan on your left and see Saxman coming up on your left as you fly over Pennock Island.
...Coming up on your right is Gravina Point.

2. Over Pennock Island, set a heading of 095 shooting the gap between Mountain point on your left and Race Point on your right.
...You are now heading directly for Bold Island
...As we fly, you will be passing the entrance to the the Carol Inlet on your left, it winds up behind Ketchikan, but is eventually a dead end.
...Small Spire Island comes up to starboard
...Just past Spire Island the point of land is Reef Point. You should be heading for the center of Bold Island, just ahead.

3. Over Bold Island, maintain a course of 095, you are heading for Alava Point about 8 miles ahead.
...look closely and you will see the small Antellope Trail Ranch down to your left there in Coho Cove.
...To our left is the inlet to the Thorne Arm.
...You are flying down the Revillagigedo Channel ( the gateway to Alaska from the south). Wach for cruise ships in this area.
...Continue to Alava Point, we will be rounding it to the left starting to fly up the Behm Canal.

4. Once you have just cleared the point, make a left turn to 010 setting a visual heading for the left shore far in the distance
...We are getting ready to fly over Alava Bay, look closely at the large island and you may see the Alava Bay Cabin
...The first point you encounter after Alava Bay is Ape Point
...The next point justting into the Behm Canal from the left shore is Fox Point ... head to fly over Fox Point.
...continuing on this heading (095) you will see Rudyerd Island coming up, visually head to fly over it.
...just beyond Rudyerd Island is Smeaton Island. Head for the center of Smeaton Island, maintain minimum of 1200 feet. to the right of Smeaton Island you'll see Smeaton Bay on the starboard side of the canal.
... the leading edge of Smeaton Island is called Harris point ... recheck your altitude for minimum 1200.

5. As you reach the far shore of Smeaton Island, make a heading correction, turn left to 335 over Eddystone Rock.
...the northern point of Smeaton Island should come under your port wing, that is Harding Point. to starboard (your right) you will see little Candle Island, then just beyond it the beautiful Winstanley Island
...there are two cabins on Winstanley Island.
... you may want to drop down to 300 feet to get a good look at Eddystone Rock, a strange rock structure in the center of the Behm Canal.

6. Over Eddystone Rock, continue heading of 335 flying toward Manzanita Island, 4 miles ahead.
...You will see it appearing like a penninsula from the port side of the Behm Canal.

7. Over Manzinita Island, set a heading of 320 following the port shoreline toward Snip Island ready for a turn to port at the outlet of Grace Creek.
... don't get too close in foggy weather as there are mountains near the shore.
... The outfall from Grace Creek is a sharp little "bight" or cove along the port shore. You will know you are close when you see Snip Island about 1 mile away.

8. At the outlet from Grace Creek, turn to port to 225. Follow this heading for 4.3 miles to Grace Lake.
... Over the lake, you will pass over a small peninsula coming from the port side of the lake.
... The fish camp is about half way down the lake from the peninsula on the starboard side.


To Return to Ketchikan, Reverse the above Route or, weather permitting, fly a direct heading of 190 for 26 miles to Mountain Point.

Doug Linn
Charter Manager
Misty Moorings, Inc

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