There is a hike in Chignik that is so vertical you basically have to just walk up a ladder. I heard after I took the hike that no one does it without a gun, which seems a bit excessive to me. I guess later in the season the alders fill out and that's when it gets a little dicey with possible bear surprises. The pipe to the left of the ladder comes from the reservoir which supplies water to all of Chignik. The view is well worth the climb!