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West Glacier Trail improvements slate safety as a priority

...that area, including those that lead to the face of the Mendenhall Glacier, or the one which leads to the summit of Mount McGinnis."Those user-made trails don't meet our requirements," he said. "We can barely keep up maintenance on the...
Troopers and volunteers rescue lost hikers on West Glacier Trail, Mount McGinnis

...West Glacier Trial and another on Mount McGinnis.Troopers said in a dispatch...circumstances of a lost hiker on Mount McGinnis, near the glacier.Troopers...Eric Mullen, hiked to the top of Mount McGinnis, but lost sight of the trail...
Photo: Roof repairs

Shawn Hartsock of North Pacific Erectors works on repairing the roof of the Foreign Auto Repair building on Mendenhall Mall Road against the backdrop of Mount McGinnis on Tuesday.
Snow fell at sea level in Juneau on Friday

Juneauites have been seeing fresh dustings of snow atop Mount McGinnis and other local peaks after particularly cold nights for a few weeks now.But Mother Nature upped the ante Friday afternoon...
Around Town

...p.m., at the school. Cost is $10. Parent permission is required. Details: 790-3263. Saturday, May 28 Mount McGinnis hike, 7:30 a.m., meet at West Glacier trailhead. Sponsored by Juneau Alpine Club. Details: Steve, 790-1900...
AroundTown, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., leaving Seadrome Dock. Sponsored by Discovery Southeast. Details: 463-1500. Mount McGinnis hike, 7:30 a.m., meet at West Glacier trail head. Sponsored by Juneau Alpine Club. Details: Steve, 790-1900...
Wedding gets extreme

...Mendenhall Glacier with a chilly wind blowing. At about 8 p.m., just as menacing rain clouds began creeping in over Mount McGinnis, the Ewings and the crew were whisked off the glacier and back to NorthStar Trekking. Their day wasn't over yet...
Brooks, DeSloover win Challenge Run

...minutes before I could figure out how to get out. I was back there for about an hour, and I think I was climbing Mount McGinnis." DeSloover had the top women's time of 2:06:51, good for 14th place overall. Erin Mitchell, who had her...
Outdoor Abilities

...Leamer. "It's kind of nice to be up top," said Hagmeier, who recently retired to Olympia, Wash. He also hiked Mount McGinnis and Mount Jumbo for the first time last summer. Like Hagmeier, numerous Juneau residents with disabilities are taking...
Fair air

...collect it themselves. The glacier air comes from the Mendenhall Glacier. For the mountain air they climb partway up Mount McGinnis or drive up to Eaglecrest Ski Area. Forest air is collected in the woods by Echo Cove. Easiest of all is marine...


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