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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
Photo: View from the top

...Juneau ridge heading towards Granite Creek know they are going far enough...start to funnel to the head of Granite Creek where hikers can follow down to bisect Perseverance Trail. The Granite Creek streams are covered over with...
My PFD Came One Day Early On Blackerby Ridge

...sections, I decided not to risk it. I later learned a small group of runners came over Observation and Cairn Peak from Granite Creek after I left the ridge and they said the footing was good, but I tend to be more cautious when hiking in the mountains...


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