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On the Trails: Hiking to Granite Basin

...Twas a great day for a hike, especially if one carried lots of water. We were a bit surprised to see two mountain goats on the side of the Juneau Ridge, in the hot sun; we had expected them to be on the shadier side of the ridge. Few...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-08/trails-hiking-granite-basin
Outdoors
Southeast Adventure: Observation Loop

...shoes. It was still a bit of a scramble to get to the top; we stopped halfway up at the sight of more than a dozen mountain goats resting in a patch of snow. Unfortunately, they trotted away as we hiked the trail above them. After a bit more...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-08/southeast-adventure-observation-loop
Outdoors
Summer Hikes: Part II

...the ridge seemed effortless without a wire stuck in my foot, so I was in a great mood. We spotted large groups of mountain goats on both sides of the ridge, probably over two dozen in all, which thrilled Stephane as he took photos with his...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/betsy-fischer/2014-08-26/summer-hikes-part-ii
From a glacial river to a salmon stream?

...environments, as they add nitrogen to the soil.Part of graduate student Jeff Frederick's research focuses on mountain goats in Berners Bay. Warmer summers may lead to higher mortality, he said, due in part to an abundance of low quality...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-06-27/glacial-river-salmon-stream
Outdoors
Slack Tide: Juneau is ...

...firing off actual Patriot missiles. ...sunbathing at the glacier; Nordic skiing at the beach.... spotting mountain goats from the Home Depot parking lot; eagle viewing at the recycling center; whale watching while driving home from the...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-07-13/slack-tide-juneau
Neighbors
Juried Art Show recognizes exemplary works

...weavings. She is Tlingit of the Raven Clan from the Snail House. Her "Caprini Tribal Regalia" was made entirely of mountain goat wool and was embellished with beadwork.The winners were announced during an opening reception for the exhibit at the Juneau Arts...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-06-12/juried-art-show-recognizes-exemplary-work
Art
Robes that Dance

...sun, darkness and light. The yarn used for Chilkat weaving has a heart of cedar bark merged with the wool of the mountain goat, a symbolic merging of physical and spiritual worlds, of plants and animals.The geometric patterns on the Old Style...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-08/robes-dance
Local | Celebration
Search for missing hiker widens on second day

...a 23-year-old tourist from Slovenia, who fell off the top of Sheep Creek Basin in 2004 trying to photograph mountain goats. She somehow managed to grab hold of a tree root on the 65-plus-foot freefall down the mountainface. She clung...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-26/search-missing-hiker-widens-second-day
Local
On the Trails: Spring has sprung

...flowers, and a mama bear parked her three tiny cubs up in a cottonwood while she foraged not far away. Most of the mountain goats around the glacier have moved uphill, but one lingers above Nugget Falls. And a new kid was recently born near there...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-05-23/trails-spring-has-sprung
Outdoors
Climate change coming... to glacier center

...glacier - isn't it a no-brainer?" Neary said. "Right now we're using 60-power spotting scopes to find the mountain goats up on the peaks. How long is it going to be until we need to use those to find the glacier?"Neary will lead a discussion...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-01/climate-change-coming-glacier-center
Local

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