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My Turn: Why not?

...then the State of Alaska, began work on the toughest part of the road, blasting through the solid granite of the Coastal Mountains. But it wasn't until May 23, 1981, that a handful of politicians attended a ceremony at a spot at the base of...
High School cross-country teams boast many shoes

...numbers means your program is successful, then Juneau's two high school cross country teams are tougher than the coastal mountains surrounding their town.The Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears have nearly 50 runners practicing and the Thunder Mountain...
Part II: Kayaking the west side of Lynn Canal from Haines to Juneau

...bear - in the air to combat the strange pleasantness.I passed Mud Bay, where a number of mansions look out to the Coastal Mountains. Thousands of sea urchins clung to cliffs along the waterline as I rounded the peninsula and headed toward Davidson...
Off the Beaten Path: Wandering through the 'Nature of Southeast'

...skeptically before begrudgingly lifting into flight. In twilight, I sat on the southern tip of Douglas staring at the Coastal Mountain Range rising into slate-gray clouds.By headlamp I stumbled down the beach, occasionally spooking flocks of ducks...
Local poet Stokes takes top prize in statewide contest

...a bear ambling,across my cultivated lawn into the feral fringeof the vast blanket of wildernessdraped over the coastal mountains. An award ceremony and reading will be held on March 30 at 7 p.m. at the Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts...
The ABCs of "rudderless" travel

...mile wide, the LeConte Glacier rests at the head of the LeConte Glacier Bay, a 12-mile fjord carved out of the coastal mountain range over thousands of years.Natives say glaciers are children of the mountains whose parents held them in their...
A crack, a shriek, a bolt of lightning

...just don't get that type of system popping up. Most times we get these type of thunderstorms, they come over the coastal mountains. But we need a certain type of atmospheric condition to carry that down," Boyd said.Similar, isolated thunderstorms...
Protection axed for Northern Goshawk has vanished from Southern California and the coastal mountains of Central California and has been virtually eradicated from the coastal mountain ranges of Northern California, Oregon and Washington...
Ready to burst?

...been retreating from their past dominance over the coastal mountains. "They are kind of hard to predict," said Neal...the glacial lakes that form in Southeast Alaska's coastal mountains could be ticking time bombs. A 1971 study identified...
Talk who?The river that runs past us

...swift-moving, deep and a quarter-mile wide. The weather was dry, as it generally is on the other side of the coastal mountains. The rivers upper reaches have grade 3 and 4 rapids where canyon walls compress the Inklin River to the width of...


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