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On the Trails: Out and about in mid-June

A friend and I went into Sheep Creek Valley one morning, to listen to bird songs. I especially...vigorous, upward-spiraling song is beautiful, and Sheep Creek Valley is usually a good place to do that. We entered the...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-07-03/trails-out-and-about-mid-june
Outdoors
Hidden Valley, Hidden Controversy: A housing project competes with landfill dreams and government realities

...to the Assembly on March 17, 2014, he said 'he was in the process of subdividing some property in the upper Lemon Creek Valley that was not accessible by road...' The CBJ processed his applications related to the proposed subdivision consistent...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-15/hidden-valley-hidden-controversy-housin
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2011-11-25/richness-sheep-creek-valley
Outdoors
On the Trails: Winter walks

In late January, the Parks and Recreation hiking group went to Sheep Creek Valley, a place we seldom visit at that time of year. The ground was frozen sufficiently that the mud holes on the uphill trail were...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-06/trails-winter-walks
Outdoors
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051509/spo_440189533.shtml
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-12/text-message-helps-searchers-locate-los
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/betsy-fischer/2014-08-24/summer-hikes-part-i
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-11-29/lets-set-our-sights-sustainable-solut
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-05-23/trails-spring-has-sprung
Outdoors
On the Trails: An early Autumn

...less "bumper" now, after my visit ...).Flocks of robins scoured the roadsides for grubs and worms. In Sheep Creek valley, robins, varied thrushes, and whole families of fox sparrows foraged on elderberries. Near Steep Creek, dozens...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-09-20/trails-early-autumn
Outdoors

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