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Cliffs, Compromise and Consequences

With all the 'fiscal cliff' drama going on in D.C., I have been thinking about cliffs lately. In fact, the last time I thought...was when Thelma and Louise drove off the cliff in that classic scene of defiance at the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-12-16/cliffs-compromise-and-consequences
Opinion
Bodies of 3 climbers retrieved from Mount Rainier

...reason the bodies hadn't been recovered: They're right in the middle of the falling rock and ice that's coming off that cliff."The Pierce County Medical Examiner's Office said Thursday that it's still working to identify the bodies, but the National...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-21/bodies-3-climbers-retrieved-mount-raini
State
Seahawks' Schofield out to prove himself

...that."Schofield was a standout for Seattle last preseason after being acquired via waivers from the Arizona Cardinals. With Cliff Avril and Chris Clemons not ready for the start of the season due to injuries, Schofield played a significant role early in...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-21/seahawks-schofield-out-prove-himself
Sports
Off the Beaten Path: The bears, wolves of Kupreanof Island

The morning dawned clear on the Horn Cliffs that led toward Thomas Bay, the setting for Harry D. Colp's iconic narrative "The Strangest Story Ever Told." Colp describes...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-06-27/beaten-path-bears-wolves-kupreanof-i
Outdoors
Exploring the shores of Lincoln Island

...Most impressive were the rocky cliffs that bordered most of the beaches...One boulder at the base of a cliff bore markings like those of...make those too?Many of the cliffs were damp, with tiny cascades...so useful; this was my first cliff-hanging stand of the species...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-18/exploring-shores-lincoln-island
Outdoors
On the Trails: Spring has sprung

...the silly common name of Sitka mist-maiden and the resounding scientific name of Romanzoffia sitkensis adorned some of the cliffs.The sweet aroma of skunk cabbage filled the air near large stands of this plant (nothing skunky about it!). Little brown...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-05-23/trails-spring-has-sprung
Outdoors
Trinity, the First Sunday after Pentecost

...The beauty of creation evokes the joy of life. Each plant and animal finds its niche. From the teeming seas to the stony cliffs of the high hills, from predators prowling the dark of night to humans laboring through the hours of daylight, all are connected...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-06-15/trinity-first-sunday-after-pentecos
Neighbors
Off the Beaten Path: Exploring the Stikine Delta by kayak, foot

...prospectors followed a trail to the Cassiar gold fields. Ben and I'd been hiking across the flats for a few hours when we came to cliffs that made continuing difficult. Ben decided to take a short cut back that looked a little too bear infested for my liking...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-06-20/beaten-path-exploring-stikine-delta-
Outdoors
Part II: 2014 Juneau trail roundup

...floor. It, too, curves along the woods or the beach, past already-blooming lupine. As you walk toward some beachside cliffs, the trail turns back into the forest and lightens up. It, too, is in good condition.Windfall Lake Trail:Like many of...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-05-29/part-ii-2014-juneau-trail-roundup
Outdoors
On the Trails: Going to Granite Creek Basin

...previously nested for many years, so there was no nesting there recently. But this year, the snow bridge was gone and the nesting cliffs were largely exposed, so - just maybe - a pair of dippers could raise a family there. ? Mary F. Willson is a retired professor...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-05-29/trails-going-granite-creek-basin
Outdoors

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