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Pure Sole: The poop run

...in the appearance of some superman.I just welcomed the sensation of losing altitude.The miles went faster.In Granite Creek, I changed my socks.I felt a bit better than pooped.Fresh socks will do that.Marmots whistled at me.Some...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-06-10/poop-run
Sports
Pure Sole: My vertical feet are best left horizontal

...Gold Ridge, Gastineau Peak, Roberts Peak, Sheep Mountain and to the tippy top of Clark Peak before descending into Granite Creek.This was all for FUN.I do not want to know a lot about the vertical feet involved.I know that when Roes leads...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-06-16/my-vertical-feet-are-best-left-horizon
Sports
April ends as No. 2 in record books; 2015 still has wettest start since 1943

...of the spring avalanche season. The Juneau Alpine Club reports a significant avalanche has covered the Granite Creek Trail in the Granite Creek Basin.According to the Weather Service, warm and sunny conditions are expected to continue through...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-04/april-ends-no-2-record-books-2015-still
Local
Photo: Hiking to go ski

Brian Sooder hikes up Granite Creek Trail for an early Spring downhill ski session on the mountains surrounding Granite Basin on Saturday.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-06/photo-hiking-go-ski
Local
Cold snap envelops interior Alaska communities

...mostly mild winter.Fairbanks residents awoke Monday to temperatures in the minus 40s. That was balmy compared with Granite Creek near Delta Junction, where the temperature hit minus 55, according to the National Weather Service.Temperatures...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-28/cold-snap-envelops-interior-alaska-comm
State
Cold snap envelops interior Alaska communities

...public schools cut back on scheduled activities after temperatures by noon had failed to climb above 42 below zero.Granite Creek near Delta Junction recorded 55 degrees below zero. Coldfoot, a truck stop 180 miles north of Fairbanks, reached...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/cold-snap-envelops-interior-alaska-comm
State
Pure Sole: Air drums

...ice-free, but patches of ice frequented the stretches starting from the first Mine Creek Trail cutoff, and the Granite Creek Trailhead reminded me of the finish to an Olympic bobsled course.At Roes' Rapids, the spot I first encountered...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-18/air-drums
Sports
Off the Beaten Path: Quest for snow

...Mount Juneau, Mount Olds and Granite Creek Basin are hazardous for most of...distressingly so. We took the Granite Creek trail and bumped into a friendly...tracks, perhaps wolves, followed Granite Creek as snow began to appear. An American...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-11-21/beaten-path-quest-snow
Outdoors
Nifty Fifty has new look, same rugged run

...Red Mill Trail, the Glory Hole Trail, Granite Creek Trail, the Mt. Roberts Trail up to the...on Perseverance to the intersection with Granite Creek Trail. Go out and back on Granite Creek Trail, then continue down Perseverance back...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-08/nifty-fifty-has-new-look-same-rugged-r
Sports
Off the Beaten Path: Political reflections during a hike of the Juneau Ridge

...anymore, I ventured up Mount Juneau to hike the ridge to Granite Creek Basin.I was partway up when the thought occurred to...third time he ran for president.I was halfway down Granite Creek Basin trail when I decided I wasn't ready to launch...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-03/beaten-path-political-reflections-du
Outdoors

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