I spoke to the owner of Kodiak ATV Adventures today and we talked snow. It has not left Kodiak since November. His prediction is that the pass to Saltery won't be a good run until mid-June.

That means fast water on the rivers during the melt if you are fishing early to mid-June.

If anyone is going to the town of Kodiak this summer and wants to do any shopping for gifts while in town, stop in at Coastal Creations run by Peggy Dorchak on Mill Bay Rd. She features plenty of second-hand goods that are terrrific and interesting. She also carries First Native art. I wound up with sterling and ivory serving pieces that are still drawing raves. Great place. Fun propieter. Definitely local color and true Alaska.