Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Ken Leghorn Memorial Pack Creek paddle trip is this week, June 15th through the 17th.
Organizer Becky Janes said the annual trip raises money for causes that were close to Leghorn's heart, "He was an innovator in the outdoor recreation and tourism industry. I wanted to create an event to honor him. He was a pioneer in the bear sanctuary area and had done trips there for many years."
He was the owner of Alaska Discoveries, which is considered a founding outdoor company in Alaska. He went on to work as a consultant, and then ran bear tours.
He was involved in many non profits and helped start Discovery Southeast; they will receive the proceeds from the trip. Leghorn was also involved with the Juneau Community Foundation and worked to support the new Juneau Arts and Culture Center.
Twelve people will be on the trip this year for three days and two nights. The main focus is bear viewing at the sanctuary.