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Unsung Heroes of the Trails: Marc Scholten

Treadwell Ditch Trail may have a reputation for darkness, but Marc Scholten is the man letting in the light.On a recent day, as we walked the trail from its Gastineau Meadows access point to Paris Creek...
Skaters take to the ice on Mendenhall Lake the lake started about two days ago, Pillifant said. The start of this year's season is about average, said Marc Scholten, a former Forest Service employee who studies Juneau's ice. Last year's outdoor skating season was a record-setter...
A lasting tribute

...Gehring, an engineer who was key in developing the design. Other players in the design and planning phase include Marc Scholten and Alan Steffert, Nielson's husband.The project also benefitted from the corporate sponsorship of the Max Fisher...
No snagging

Marc Scholten, center, throws a rescue line to Dave Beatley as instructor Colin Aikman supervises white-water training for Forest Service...
Skating on thick ice

Marc Scholten skates on Juneau ponds and lakes, whacking at the surface to learn whether it is safe for a game of hockey. A small chip made...
Photo: First chance for hockey

Marc Scholten plays hockey Thursday near Skaters Cabin on Mendenhall Lake. Scholten and a few other hockey enthusiasts took to the ice for the first time this winter. On Thursday the ice was thick enough to be safe in some places but not in others. | | |
Photo: Putting cold weather to good use

Charles Ramos, center, tries to defend against Paul Dzwonowski, left, and Marc Scholten during a lunchtime round of hockey at the northern end of Twin Lakes on Monday. Open water still exists on the lakes and city officials discourage skating. | | |
Photo: Icing on the lake

Zach Mickelson sprays water into the air Sunday morning as Michael Svensson, center, and Marc Scholten prepare to push it around as they resurface a couple of hockey-playing areas at Twin Lakes. They measured the ice at about a...
Paradise for skaters

...above, winds up for a shot while warming up for a noon hockey game at Twin Lakes. Local residents John Ingalls and Marc Scholten have been maintaining smooth ice for skating at the popular park. Ingalls supplies the water pump and Scholten pumps...
Godfathers of the ice

...with play long after summer picnics turn to ice, thanks in part to the weekly efforts of two men. John Ingalls and Marc Scholten usually get up at 8:30 on weekend mornings to plow snow and create hockey rinks on the lakes. The two have made...


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