Thunder Mountain traverse - now and then

...down Heintzleman Ridge. Somehow that doesn't convey the sheer terror I felt staring straight down into the Lemon Creek valley on one side and the Thunder Mt bowl on the other with about a one foot wide crumbling rock ridge under my feet. By...
Land managers working on mine cleanup study

...may fence off the tailings. Red Devil project manager Mike McCrum said other options include excavating the Red Devil Creek valley and removing the tailings and effected soil."In the end the most important thing is to address the tailings," McCrum...
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...
Hidden Valley, Hidden Controversy: A housing project competes with landfill dreams and government realities 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...


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