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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...
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...
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...
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: 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...
My Turn: Road, Tulsequah mine development notes Juneau and Juneauites a road out. To offset fears of Taku fishermen, Taylor suggests running the road up the Sheep Creek Valley, parallel to the Taku, and tunneling where necessary. It is something for Juneau residents to think about if or...
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...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Ura Nihon.'' She found records of Japanese flute music and bird songs recorded at the height of spring in Sheep Creek Valley south of Juneau. Fox sits side-stage throughout the production, surrounded by her instruments, and at one point...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...constructed as part of the power line running back to Juneau where you can see the same road as it zigzags up out of Sheep Creek Valley near Thane. Had we found the Holy Grail, a road out of Juneau? Not quite. The old road only runs as far as the...
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...


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