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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
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...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-03-13/no-man-left-behind
Sports
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
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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-06-27/bird-bits-demanding-fledgling
Outdoors
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
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
Laws overcomes White Mountains 100-miler

...steady climb heads up the O'Brien Creek valley and to checkpoint two at Cache...ice as he headed down the Fossil Creek Valley, crossed small drainages into...trees and along the Wickersham Creek valley of black spruce. The steepest...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-03-31/laws-overcomes-white-mountains-100-mil
Sports
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: 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
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...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-07-04/presentation-slams-baldwin-locomotive-be-
Art

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