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On the Trails: Out and about in mid-June

A friend and I went into Sheep Creek Valley one morning, to listen to bird songs. I especially...vigorous, upward-spiraling song is beautiful, and Sheep Creek Valley is usually a good place to do that. We entered the...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-07-03/trails-out-and-about-mid-june
Outdoors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2011-11-25/richness-sheep-creek-valley
Outdoors
On the Trails: Spring has sprung

...one 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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-05-23/trails-spring-has-sprung
Outdoors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-09-20/trails-early-autumn
Outdoors
On the Trails: Winter walks

In late January, the Parks and Recreation hiking group went to Sheep Creek Valley, a place we seldom visit at that time of year. The ground was frozen sufficiently that the mud holes on the uphill trail were...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-06/trails-winter-walks
Outdoors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/betsy-fischer/2014-08-24/summer-hikes-part-i
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...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/betsy-fischer/2013-09-02/hawthorne-peak
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/042907/out_20070429004.shtml
Outdoors
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/042207/opi_20070422011.shtml
Opinion
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090306/out_20060903004.shtml
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