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On the Trails: Strolling in the March sunshine

...their eyelids (mind you, that is quite fine, too!).One gloriously sunny morning I strolled with a friend out to Nugget Falls on a blissfully ice-free trail. Two mountain goats were visible on the ledges on the far side of the falls, and we...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-03/trails-strolling-march-sunshine
Outdoors
No sign of person who shouted for help at glacier

...East Glacier Trail is a popular, well-maintained hiking and biking route that leads to the Mendenhall Glacier and Nugget Falls waterfall. It's easily accessible from the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. The mountains that surround the glacier...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-30/no-sign-person-who-shouted-help-glacier
Local
On the Trails: As winter falls away, bears, hooters, mountain goats appear again

...shoots of skunk cabbage to emerge from the muck were eagerly cropped by deer.Mountain goats are back on the ledges near Nugget Falls. Beavers never really quit working this "winter" but got busy every time the temperatures rose and the ice weakened...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-27/trails-winter-falls-away-bears-hoote
Outdoors
Where there's ice, there's (not so much) snow

...stay away from Nugget Creek. "People break through almost every year," Scholten said. Last year, a rockslide near Nugget Falls sent a ripple across the surface for quite a distance, breaking ice along the way.Officials with the city and with...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-09/where-theres-ice-theres-not-so-much-
Outdoors
Ladders for ice rescues, not climbing

...bright red wooden ladder beneath Nugget Falls on Sunday. Lamm and a coworker...Forest Service keeps one ladder by Nugget Falls near the face of the glacier...be kept at the pavilion and the Nugget Falls position.The ladders have been...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-30/ladders-ice-rescues-not-climbing
Local
Empire Editorial: What is the cost of beauty?

...there won't be any fee at all for most trails. The Nugget Falls Trail leading to the waterfall and the East and West...minor.We enjoy visiting Mendenhall Lake, glacier, Nugget Falls and the complex of trails that surround the visitor...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-17/empire-editorial-what-cost-beauty
Opinion
Fee changes proposed for Mendenhall Glacier area

...would be structured to try to limit the impact on Juneau residents. Those just interested in hiking on, say, the Nugget Falls trail or Trail of Time, which take off from the visitor center, would not have to pay the fee if they didn't want...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-10/fee-changes-proposed-mendenhall-glacier
State
Empire Editorial: Be careful, the ice monster lurks

...is not true."Craig remembers one frozen February when an iceberg rolled and stirred the ice from the terminus to Nugget Falls "like a margarita."The glacier is alive all the time, she said in a previous Empire report, even on the coldest...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-21/be-careful-ice-monster-lurks
Opinion
Pure Sole: Air drums

...Plaskett Emergency sing about "Drunk Teenagers" and "Fashionable People" and then found great access up and down the Nugget Falls overlook to the Mount Juneau trailhead.The running path through the Hobbit Forest was unobstructed and ice-free...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-18/air-drums
Sports
USFS reminds citizens of winter ice, cave safety

...glacier's terminus, including ice caves, creeks flowing into the lake, icebergs, the start of Mendenhall River and Nugget Falls, the release stated.In addition, over the past year, the popular Mendenhall Glacier ice cave has undergone significant...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-11-21/usfs-reminds-citizens-winter-ice-cav
Outdoors

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