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Alaska Mountain Guides. The very experienced hands at this guide-service and rock-climbing school lead hiking and mountaineering excursions from Haines, from half-day trips to 90-day expeditionary courses for hiking, sea kayaking, fly-fishing, ice climbing, rock climbing, skiing, and mountaineering. Sea-kayak rentals are also available. Haines, AK, 99827. 907/766–3366 or 800/766–3396. www.alaskamountainguides.com. From $99.
Battery Point Trail. A fairly level path that hugs the shoreline for 1.2 miles, Battery Point provides fine views across Lynn Canal. The trail begins a mile east of town, and a campsite can be found at Kelgaya Point near the end. For other hikes, pick up a copy of "Haines Is for Hikers" at the Haines Convention and Visitors Bureau. Beach Rd., east end, Haines, AK, 99827. www.seatrails.org/com_haines/trl-battery.htm.