Pure Sole: Air drums, 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...
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...
Exploring the Granite Creek Trail

The Granite Creek Trail takes off roughly 1.5 miles up the Perseverance Trail, side-hilling...Perseverance trail. This is a great loop route, but the usual use of the Granite Creek Trail means going out the same way one came in. This isn't a sorry...
Photo: Lookout above Granite Creek

An Alaska marmot emerges from a rocky burrow hideaway atop a boulder above Granite Creek on Friday.
On the Trails: Hiking to Granite Basin

...unusually clear day.The rest of the hikers, slightly more numerous, chose a more leisurely hike, going up the Granite Creek trail to the basin. That old avalanche that had rested over the trail for several years was finally gone completely...
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...
Southeast Adventure: Observation Loop

...over the Juneau Ridge, then down Granite Creek Basin and Perseverance Trail...stared down into the green of Granite Creek Basin. By this point it was getting...decided we were OK with that.Granite Creek Basin was almost completely free...
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...
10 questions: Overby Family Band

...shows?One of our favorite shows of the year is the Granite Creek Pickers Retreat, right in our home town of Sutton...have a pretty mean festival in Sutton in June, called Granite Creek Pickers Retreat. There are quite a few musicians who...
Shilon, Phelps win Juneau's new Nifty Fifty course

...towards the Glory Hole.That group thinned to Reardon, Bursell and Shilon at the top of the second trail climb up Granite Creek, with the rest of the field strung out along that route, exchanging pleasantries to the leaders as they passed each...


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