Biking, hiking Kennecott's abandoned mines

...another. A few bruises for me and a broken rack on my bike. Luckily, I didn't fall much farther and into a patch of devil's club, a spiny plant that can cause nasty rashes and dangerous infections.Perhaps the biggest hazard was an old tram cable...
New life for the Thane Ore House

...Haida baskets. Perhaps a fourth will feature an elder demonstrating how to harvest and make salve out of the prickly devil's club plant."Our plan is to not only teach our children, but we're going to share with our guests that come to visit...
Juneau takes record number of teams to Klondike

...11th (18:53:49), Twisted Blistered Sisters 12th (18:58:25), Harriets Harriers 14th (19:34:25), Devil's Club Divas 15th (19:43:28), Ne(on) Sistas 18th (20:06:55), Sparkling Solemates 19th (21:29:10) and...
On the Trails: Recent sightings around Juneau

...the tangle, a red squirrel harvested a cluster of the devil's club berries and made off with it. We often see devil's club seeds dispersed by bear scats, but this was the first...
Kinders of the woods

...morning in the Twin Lakes area, a group of kids climbed a root wad, pretending it was an engine. They walked under devil's club and through ferns, looking for blueberries. They dug in a creek to see what treasures they could find. They're...
Lost a cliff or becoming hopelessly entangled in devil's club and thick alder. Tears were shed, packs taken...real introduction to impossibly steep brush and devil's club. The devil's club on that epic misadventure was so thick and the slope...
What About West Peak?

...from Thane Road until we got above tree line. And, oh what a bushwhack it was, too. We pushed straight up through devil's club, old berry bushes, nettles, tangled alder, and thickets of nameless weeds, following the contours of a USGS map...
Helen Betty Fleming

...Professional Bull Riding and got to know the names of the riders and the bulls. She even helped enter a name for a bull (Devil's Club), but it was not chosen. She would watch Mariners Baseball and record the scores so that she could tell Wanda when...
Thunder Mountain traverse - now and then

...then). My boyfriend had a fair amount of mountain climbing experience, so he led the way as we plunged through the devil's club, alder, blueberry bushes, and mosquitoes, working our way up to the Thunder Mountain bowl. (Note: this route...
Swimming to altitude

...Sure, Blueberry bushes will whap you in the face, Devil's Club and Salmonberry will rip shallow cuts into your are there when you don't even bother to pull the Devil's Club thorns out of your legs, but instead leave them in for...


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