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On the Trails: Hard snow

...perhaps leached by rain percolating downward and seeking the path of least resistance. Farther upstream, one can still see old river channels, now forested, where the river meandered before cutting its present channel. A lot of history is written in...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-02-21/trails-hard-snow
Outdoors
On the Trails: Wonderful winterland

...a few examples from the past two months.In November, just after the first good freeze-up, I poked around on the Old River Channel (think Mendenhall River, maybe a hundred years ago or so). A great blue heron had paced - in vain - along...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2012-12-28/trails-wonderful-winterland
Outdoors
On the Trails: Dung - a resource for its producers

...refreshment for humans (and a refectory is a dining hall). How's that for a reflection on refection!Just after the Old River Channel froze over this year, another retired biologist and I found a place where swans had walked around on the ice...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-01-04/trails-dung-resource-its-producers
Outdoors
Fortuna H Odell

...down the Yukon River, and that is where their lifelong friendship began. To attend high school, she traveled on the old river boat steamers that used wood for fuel. She flew in a canvas covered airplane from White Mountain to Nome. She saw placer...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000167026656
Flood threat receding, along with glacier; officials look to prevent problems

...evidence that a sealed-off Russell Fiord has flooded the drainage in the past, Gubernick said. "You can see all the old river channels," he said. It's highly likely that will happen again if the current trend continues, although the event...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052104/sta_flood.shtml
News
Season's wildlife shows itself at Mendenhall Lake Mary Willson On the Trails

...along the beach. Trumpeter swans were sometimes seen in open water near the outlet of the lake or in the sloughs left by old river channels. Sound off on the important issues at The low water levels expose broad reaches of sand and mud, which are good...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121607/out_20071216032.shtml
Outdoors
Hope residents try to increase their school's enrollment

...For some, neither is an option. April Skaaren, the Hope School secretary, has two young sons, including 4-year-old River, her oldest who is set to start kindergarten this fall. Her husband runs a guiding company for sportfishing and backcountry...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011606/sta_20060116010.shtml
News
My Turn: Taku road study would waste time, money

...nightmare. A land spit known as Swede Point just slightly in front and north of the Take Glacier is made up of mostly old river silt and some bedrock. I imagine a section of road could be constructed here for up to one mile, most probably requiring...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021801/Ope_myturn.html
Opinion
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...nightmare. A land spit known as Swede Point just slightly in front and north of the Take Glacier is made up of mostly old river silt and some bedrock. I imagine a section of road could be constructed here for up to one mile, most probably requiring...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021801/Ope_myturn.shtml
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