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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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-23/eaglecrest-remains-optimistic
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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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-31/snow-films-raise-money-trail-cabin
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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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-12/today-nov-12
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-15/first-downhill-mountain-bike-trail-p
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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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-08/trails-hiking-granite-basin
Outdoors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-03-07/trails-winter-wanderings
Outdoors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-12-30/celebrate-new-year-beaten-path
Local
On the Trails: Winter or spring?

...slopes at Eaglecrest. We gained a fair amount of elevation and looked down on the upper cross-country ski loop and Cropley Lake. We watched a ptarmigan snatch buds from blueberry twigs, marching calmly from one bush to another. The first clue...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-04-19/trails-winter-or-spring
Outdoors
On the Trails: Winter to spring

...with other loons for suitable habitat. Another wintry foray in April took us on snowshoes up the forested route to Cropley Lake. Among the interesting observations was a well-gnawed tree where a porcupine had found dinner. Much of the bark...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-05-03/trails-winter-spring
Outdoors
On the Trails: Spring, high and low

Just before Memorial Day, the Parks and Recreation hiking group went up to Cropley Lake to give the skiers among us a nice taste of spring skiing. The rest of the group walked up, with or without snowshoes. Temperatures...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-05-31/trails-spring-high-and-low
Outdoors

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