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Pure Sole: It hurts so good

...Thumb.At just about the halfway point of a loop that would travel near Lemon Creek Glacier to Observation Peak, Olds Mountain, Clark Peak, Sheep Mountain, Roberts Peak, Gastineau Peak and Bullwinkles, I felt a little tweak in my heel and...
Pure Sole: The poop run

...and Lemon Creek Glacier.Look right over the Salmon Creek Reservoir and there is the Juneau Ridge and a glimpse of Olds Mountain.Look ahead and there is Cairn Peak and Observation Peak.Look back and you see home.I tried to ignore Cairn and...
Off the Beaten Path: In defense of slogging

...across Jordan Creek and followed a snowed-in trail up a steep hillside to a bench covered with blown down trees. Old mountain goat tracks followed the route for a short while before turning toward a cliff. At the top of the next steep section...
15 hours of hiking and no trail in sight

...mission began about 3 p.m. As night came on Monday, Cameron built a signal fire at the 2,800-foot elevation of Olds Mountain, about 4.5 miles from downtown. The fire quickly brought a helicopter to the rescue. Cameron downplayed an earlier...
Among the porters of Mount Kilimanjaro

...each other with enthusiastic high fives, but he still won't come past the barrier of the front gate. I hand him my old mountain boots as a gift before I go, he smiles and gives me another high five. We talked about good times on the mountain...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...local projects in his budget did not survive in the Senate. The largest is $3.9 million to renovate the 22-year-old Mountain View Apartments, a downtown senior housing complex operated by the Alaska Housing Finance Corp. AHFC got about 80...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...will go along with the changes before the Legislature adjourns tonight. Nearly $4 million to renovate the 22-year-old Mountain View Apartments, $10 million for a road and ferry terminal at Cascade Point, and $800,000 for a student recreation...
Some trails began in mining days

...after a short climb, offers a breathtaking view back over the first of the two basins. In the background, one sees Olds Mountain, a 4,453-foot peak named after John Olds in 1902 and now called Mount Olds by most people. Olds was a pioneer...
78-year-old sets age record summiting Mount McKinley fitter and fitter, where I could do six-, then eight-hour days," he said.Choate, who calls himself an "old mountain goat," said weather delayed reaching the summit, including a freak electrical storm 700 feet from the top. His climbing...
Word of mouth

...the gun and placement down a bit, then two weeks and a lot of state money later, voila - when you shoot at the same old mountain you can't hear a thing. Amazing. And God createth the heavens and the earth in six days. And on the seventh he...


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