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Photo: Basking in the sun

With a backdrop of Cropley Lake and Mount Ben Stewart, Linda Buckley, left, and Elaine Schroeder enjoy a day in the sun at the top of the Eaglecrest Ski Area on Tuesday.
Juneau's first dedicated mountain bike trail underway

...trail a little higher than they otherwise would. The new road will also provide access to a future trail at the top of Cropley Lake.Once the mountain bike trail is built, said Lillard, the ski area will maintain it with the help of volunteers...
On the Trails: Out and about in mid-June

...and we wondered if that could have been the attraction. We'll never know!On another day, we wandered up to Cropley Lake to check on the stands of yellow-flowered fireweed that grow in wet patches on the back side of the lake. We found...
Eaglecrest remains optimistic

...season, upping its snowmaking capacity by 33 percent. The bad news: Eaglecrest's snow guns draw their water from Cropley Lake. They need gravity in order to function, so they'll only make snow on the bottom half of runs like Sourdough and...
Snow films to raise money for trail, cabin

...cabin at Eaglecrest Ski Area's Cropley Lake. "We just kind of wanted to do...With the addition of a cabin at Cropley Lake, they hope both to increase access...started a fund towards a cabin at Cropley Lake, Chris Miller said. SNOvember...
Around town for Wednesday, Nov. 12

...Days of my youth" showing, 7 p.m., Gold Town Nickelodeon. Raffle ticket funds will go toward a new cabin at Cropley Lake. Free at the door, $2 raffle tickets.Tlingit and Haida Indians of the City and Borough of Juneau bingo, 7 p...
First downhill mountain bike trail planned in Juneau

...Overlook, Traverse Trail Hooter to Cropley Lake, Dick's Lake Trail and Heavenly...first on the list of priorities. Cropley Lake: Sixth on the list of priorities is a trail up Log Jam to Cropley Lake."It's a great destination in...
On the Trails: Hiking to Granite Basin

...yellow-flowered fireweed. This seems to be uncommon around here; we know of a large stand on the seeping slope behind Cropley Lake, but we seldom see it elsewhere.The pool at the entrance to the basin itself often offers us a look at an American...
Celebrate the New Year off the beaten path

...option, if you're up for braving the elements.One possibility is going up to Eaglecrest Ski Area and camping out at Cropley Lake. You can ski on the mountain all day, bring your overnight gear and tent on the Ptarmigan chair lift and ski down...
On the Trails: Winter wanderings

...indoors! So here are some observations, and questions, from some small explorations during the last few weeks.? Cropley Lake: A ptarmigan landed, sinking down a few inches in the soft snow. But for some reason it took flight immediately, leaving...


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