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Off the Beaten Path: Kayaking the east side of Lynn Canal from Berners Bay to Haines

...anything but boring.Near Point Sherman, a few buildings and a road led to mines and tailing along the ramparts of Lions Head Mountain. Gold was discovered at Sherman Creek around the time of the 1897 Klondike stampede. Since then, several mines...
Winning the Weather Lottery: Kayaking in Berner's Bay

...probably from "Berners," his mother's family name. Dictionary of Alaska Place Names, 1971, p. 126.Lions Head Mountain: Kakuhan Range, Coast Mts. Descriptive name given in 1867 by George Davidson, USC&GS, because its "serrated...
Mountain goats: Relying on agility, suction-cup hooves

...conflict once every two or three hours during the mating season - despite their reputation for continually butting heads. Mountain goats mate in late fall and billies (male goats) may travel considerable distances to find receptive nannies...
Echo Ranch Bible Camp to break ground for lodge its widest point. The current lodge is in a special setting, Shaner said. The dining hall looks out onto Lions Head Mountain. But the lodge is limiting. It can accommodate 160 people at a time, but sometimes when the camp is running at or...
Bridget Point is in full flower

...The main trail continues to the berm at the edge of the beach, from which you can enjoy a great view of Lion's Head Mountain and Berners Bay, occasional humpback whales and harbor seals, lots of gulls and sea ducks. From here, the trail...
Kensington meetings slated for next week

...received permits in 1997 to dewater and stack mine tailings at a proposed facility on the Lynn Canal side of Lion's Head Mountain. But it lobbied to place its tailings into Lower Slate Lake on the Berners Bay side to reduce costs. The use of Lower...
Hard rock, hard choices

...environmentalists, are that the project has now expanded its major operations from the Lynn Canal side of Lion's Head Mountain to wildlife-rich Berners Bay. The processing mill and a dam for Lower Slate Lake would be built in the forest on...
My Turn: Reopening Kensington mine would adversely affect Berners Bay smaller. The original plan for the mine kept all facilities confined to a small area on the west side of Lions Head Mountain on the Lynn Canal side. The development totally stayed out of Berners Bay. The new plan proposes to scatter these...
Remember problem of the Midas touch

...Berners Bay, one at Slate Creek Cove and the other at Cascade Point; 4) an access tunnel from the mill through Lions Head Mountain to the Kensington claims; and 5) processing facilities on private land in the Johnson Creek drainage. Midas-like...
Berners Bay beauty

...kayak, or a cabin. As I finish this letter, the last bit of light fades from the sky. The black profile of Lions Head Mountain, crowned by a brilliant big dipper, looms large and jagged-topped through the picture window. Sadly, over one-half...


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