Spiking season underway for adult volleyball teams

...for the top position across seven divisions in the Juneau Parks and Recreation 2015 Men's and Women's Volleyball League.Alpine Construction has a one-game lead over Ace Whoopers in Men's Division 1; Admiralty Environmental is clashing with Valley...
Budget cuts could cost Alaska State Troopers a helicopter and rescue missions both because of bad weather and because of the high cost of using a helicopter.Keith Essex with Alpine Air said their helicopter is similar to the ones troopers use, but that their operators don't have the same emergency training...
On the Trails: Debunking mysteries of the monkshood flower

...windy day, a friend and I were perched on top of Gold Ridge in a small swale that provided some shelter from the wind. The alpine meadow was dotted with the purple flowers of monkshood. I had forgotten the structure of monkshood flowers, so I spent a few...
Denali: New name, same park

...two-mile-long Savage River Loop follows both sides of the river in a mellow, tourist friendly walk. A more strenuous Savage Alpine Trail overlooks the parking area.Visitors can also leave their cars here and walk or bike as far into the park as they feel...
Off the Beaten Path: The most dangerous thing in the wilderness

...Ezekiel Ann's children might look like. Would they have three or four legs? Horns or wings? Hours later when I reached the alpine, mesmerized by the jagged peaks, I forgot about that ride. Smokey the Bear's words, "Man is the most dangerous thing...
Ghosts of alpine past

...Stephen showed me a route to some secluded, low-pressure alpine, and we both took nice blacktails in velvet.A few days later...The plan was sound. I'd have two big bucks in the August alpine then still have two tags left for the rut. There would be meat...
What About West Peak?

...following the Sheep Creek trail to the alpine and then working your way over to the...and he disappeared.When we reached the alpine zone, we enjoyed a pleasant stroll across...We followed the same rough route to the alpine, and were greeted on the summit of West...
Local Audubon group hosting nature walk atop Mount Roberts

The public is invited to join members of the Juneau Audubon Society for a tram ride and hike up into the alpine on Mount Roberts on Saturday, July 18.Linda Nicklin will lead this weekend's Nature Walk. Participants should meet at the...
Time to hang up the running shoes? Not just yet

...choose to avoid in the midst of summer. Sunny autumn days in the alpine in Juneau are absolutely magical. Of course, there may not...up on Heintzleman, Blackerby, Juneau, or any of the other alpine mountain ridges in the Juneau area. And there you have it...
On the Trails: Recent sightings around Juneau

...seed capsules of white mountain heather; a lonely purple flower of the miniscule moss gentian. The odd growth pattern of the alpine harebell, with the single flower borne on a stem that seems to emerge from underneath a low rosette of leaves.A nearby stand...


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