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Juneau's Hidden History: Historic power plants it wants to fire up and start spinning again. I have been told this power plant looks almost identical to the Nugget Creek Power Plant that once stood near the Mendenhall Glacier. GOLD CREEK POWER PLANTThe Gold Creek Power Plant was built in...
Thunder Mountain traverse - now and then

...trail, it's a pretty straightforward hike down. At one point the trail follows old pipes that brought water to the Nugget Creek power plant workers. You finally come out on to the East Glacier trail, a short distance below the series of steep...
Juneau's Hidden History: "Three Dam Hikes"

...tall and is 95 feet long.The Nugget Creek Dam is located up the East Glacier...near the Mendenhall Glacier. The Nugget Creek Dam was built in 1912-1914 using...point where it intersects with the Nugget Creek Trail. At that intersection and...
Juneau's Hidden History: East Glacier Trail

...will see the foundation of the Nugget Creek Power Plant.We explored the area...takes you up that last climb to Nugget Creek. At the bottom of the stairs to...connect to the dam that sits on Nugget Creek. A huge old pump sits beside the...
Where there's ice, there's (not so much) snow

...also recommends staying away from rock faces, which absorb heat, and inflows and outflows. Especially stay away from Nugget Creek. "People break through almost every year," Scholten said. Last year, a rockslide near Nugget Falls sent a ripple...
Text message helps searchers locate lost hiker

...been hiking East Glacier Trail and Nugget Creek Trail, which begin behind the...Heintzelman Ridge that feeds into Nugget Creek and Nugget Falls, the gushing...mountain in elevation in the upper Nugget Creek valley, based on the vantage point...
USFS: Use caution when visiting Mendenhall Lake, Glacier for waves from calving and be aware of water conditions if on the Nugget Falls Trail. Mendenhall Campground and Nugget Creek Trail may be closed if officials determine the water is rising to a critical level."The U.S. Forest Service...
Late-night search for missing hiker resolves with a phone call

...a.m. this morning and said he got lost hiking the Nugget Creek trail and ended up waiting for daylight to make his...searched for him Wednesday night on East Glacier Trail and Nugget Creek Trail and again Thursday morning before the man made...
Off the Beaten Path: Dogs of our lives

...hour later we popped out onto East Glacier Trail, right before the long series of stairs that leads to the cutoff for Nugget Creek Trail. By the end of the hike, MC, with her nefarious ways, had tricked Pancho into liking her more. She threw...
Runners' Corner: Juneau is full of ideal places to run

...ponds. Ambitious runners can continue to run on the four-mile, hilly East Glacier Loop Trail and even farther on the Nugget Creek Trail for another 51 2 miles. Returning to the East Glacier Trail, the viewpoint overlooking the Mendenhall Glacier...


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