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The richness of Sheep Creek Valley

I go up into Sheep Creek Valley several times a year; it's...and moving quickly upstream.Sheep Creek Valley is among the first places I...studied bird communities in Sheep Creek Valley and elsewhere in Juneau. We...
Summer Hikes: Part I

...just climbed. Then down the narrow ridge we trekked to the Sheep Creek power line, looking for the trail to the Sheep Creek valley. As we paused at the power line cabin, Peggy asked me, "What's the plan from here?" I gazed at the brush...
On the Trails: Spring has sprung year and produces fruits, then the next year it is likely to be male only or not flower at all.A trip into Sheep Creek valley gave us early blue violets, yellow stream violets and miner's lettuce. In the valley and on rocky coastal headlands...
Presentation on SLAM's Baldwin Locomotive to be held Tuesday

...the Baldwin Locomotive Works for the Alaska Gastineau mine in 1914. The Alaska-Gastineau mine, located in the Sheep Creek valley just south of Juneau, used them to haul ore from 13 underground levels of the mine to the processing facilities...
On the Trails: An early Autumn

...slightly less "bumper" now, after my visit ...).Flocks of robins scoured the roadsides for grubs and worms. In Sheep Creek valley, robins, varied thrushes, and whole families of fox sparrows foraged on elderberries. Near Steep Creek, dozens...
Winter Dreams

...I strongly suggest that you avoid the Perseverance/Granite Creek Trail area during the winter, as well as the Sheep Creek valley area, unless you are educated and properly equipped to properly assess and deal with hazardous snow conditions...
Hawthorne Peak

...think about the whole until I see how things are going. So my day went something like this.Stage 1 ? Hike the Sheep Creek valley trail. This is a gem of a place and anyone who lives in Juneau who hasn't spent a little time on this trail is...
About the birds and the fish - bees are another story

The robins are back. Soon they'll be nesting up in Sheep Creek valley, on the moraines near the Mendenhall Glacier, and in our backyards. Sound off on the important issues at In a few weeks, every...
My Turn: A novel proposal for the governor

...the Alaska-Juneau Mine. This attempt involved keeping the tailings submerged behind a dam, flooding much of the Sheep Creek Valley. When that permit failed, Echo Bay tried to get those tailings deposited into Taku Inlet and Stephens Passage...
Cottonwoods color Southeast forests in vivid shades

...low on avalanche slopes, and in damp places that have been recently deglaciated. In Juneau, they are common in Sheep Creek valley, along Perseverance Trail, near the Mendenhall Glacier and along major rivers. In spring, the sticky, resinous...


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