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Empire Editorial: Rescuers pay a toll, too

...weekend. The 35-year-old visitor from Orlando, Florida, died when he fell down a steep, rocky slope off the Mount Roberts trail.We still don't know why - and we may never have an answer.His family will mourn him, as will the friend who...
Bone ID dashes hopes of searchers

...their loved ones, that's not an insensitive wish. Juneau has had several people who have gone missing on the Mount Roberts trail system over the years, and Bentz hoped the find could provide one of the families closure."I was really hopeful...
Searchers find body of missing man

...the body of 35-year-old Michael Patrick Blaisdell near the base of a 50-foot drop in Bear Valley, off the Mount Roberts trail system."It appears he took a tumble off a - I wouldn't say cliff because it wasn't straight up and down...
Pure Sole: My vertical feet are best left horizontal

...Ridge and down Mount Juneau.Then, after rehydration, he decided there was still time in the day to go up the Mount Roberts Trail, over Gold Ridge, Gastineau Peak, Roberts Peak, Sheep Mountain and to the tippy top of Clark Peak before descending...
Photographer Bob Armstrong to lead Fireside Lecture Friday

...Life Around the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska," "Lichens Around Mendenhall Glacier," "Along the Mount Roberts Trail in Juneau, Alaska," "Guide to the Birds of Alaska" (multiple editions), "Whistlers on the Mountain...
Photo: Marmot crossing

A marmot sits perched next to a rock on the Mount Roberts trail on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in Juneau, Alaska. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
Photo: A view from the trail

Wildflowers are in bloom along a section of the Mount Roberts trail on Aug. 3 in Juneau.
Shilon, Phelps win Juneau's new Nifty Fifty course

...leaders as they passed each other back down to Perseverance Trail and into the flat run along Basin Road to the Mount Roberts Trail head for the third major up and down."I think it was great to start off mellow," Shilon said. "I am competitively...
How to survive in the (Southeast Alaska) wilderness

...had flooded and overshot its banks, so everyone headed to a wooded area between Basin Road and the beginning of Mount Roberts trail as raindrops sifted their way down through the canopy.The rain, however, provided quite a realistic Southeast Alaskan...
Thumbs up, thumbs down

...further leads Thursday afternoon, after four days of Troopers, friends and volunteers combing Mount Juneau and Mount Roberts trails looking for Buis, who was last seen May 24. No leads were found in that time. Our thoughts go to the friends...
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