Bird Bits: The demanding fledgling

...a wedge shovel equals raven.Is this gathering up high in the spruce "summer school" for all the ravens in Lemon Creek valley? One day, two groups of more than 80 ravens converged. Viewed from below, the parents' tails and wings were heavily...
Text message helps searchers locate lost hiker

...guessed correctly that Lam was probably 2,8000 to 3,000 feet up on the mountain in elevation in the upper Nugget Creek valley, based on the vantage point and the subalpine vegetation he could see in the photo."I was able to recognize what...
The richness of Sheep Creek Valley

I go up into Sheep Creek Valley several times a year; it's one...moving quickly upstream.Sheep Creek Valley is among the first places I worked...studied bird communities in Sheep Creek Valley and elsewhere in Juneau. We counted...
Summer Hikes: Part I

...just climbed. Then down the narrow ridge we trekked to the Sheep Creek power line, looking for the trail to the Sheep Creek valley. As we paused at the power line cabin, Peggy asked me, "What's the plan from here?" I gazed at the brush below...
Early May runnings on Sheep Creek

...grousing after being so spoiled by a run of fine weather. Nevertheless, Parks and Rec went up the hill toward Sheep Creek valley. The first part of the trail was entirely snow-free. Where the trail makes a sharp left to go up more steeply...
On the Trails: Spring has sprung

...year and produces fruits, then the next year it is likely to be male only or not flower at all.A trip into Sheep Creek valley gave us early blue violets, yellow stream violets and miner's lettuce. In the valley and on rocky coastal headlands...
No man left behind

...miles south of downtown Juneau, to Berners Bay, about 35 miles north. Bear, moose and wolves travel the Carlson Creek Valley, a major watershed that begins behind Salmon Creek Dam and cuts through to Sunny Cove on Taku Inlet.We heard a wolf...
Let's set our sights on a sustainable solution

...three acres in size in the Fish Creek Valley near the beginning of the Eaglecrest...non-motorized recreational use in the Fish Creek Valley. Isn't that why CBJ sought an...those that want to protect the Fish Creek Valley and rural character of North Douglas...
Laws overcomes White Mountains 100-miler

...steady climb heads up the O'Brien Creek valley and to checkpoint two at as he headed down the Fossil Creek Valley, crossed small drainages into...trees and along the Wickersham Creek valley of black spruce. The steepest...
Presentation on SLAM's Baldwin Locomotive to be held Tuesday

...Baldwin Locomotive Works for the Alaska Gastineau mine in 1914. The Alaska-Gastineau mine, located in the Sheep Creek valley just south of Juneau, used them to haul ore from 13 underground levels of the mine to the processing facilities located...


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