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Pure Sole: It hurts so good

...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 Achilles. Knowing the more...
Beacon leads searchers to stranded hiker

...Colorado. They found him, uninjured, by 10:10 a.m.A troopers dispatch online said that Waddell hiked over Sheep Mountain to Sunny Cove in Taku Inlet and had planned on hiking the coastline back to Juneau. When he realized it was too dangerous...
Pure Sole: Great Expectations

...seemed undecipherable when I worked down Olds and into Granite Basin, abandoning my planned route to Clark Peak, Sheep Mountain, Roberts Peak, Gastineau Peak and down Mount Roberts Trail past tourists from the cruise lines.I was overheated...
Bursell wins Aukeman, York is top woman

...the best training partner ever, my husband Matt. We run trails together. I was a little worried because we did Sheep (Mountain) Trail last weekend and I strained my back a little. So I took the week off and rested. My family was cheering...
Pure Sole: My vertical feet are best left horizontal

...there was still time in the day to go up the Mount Roberts Trail, over Gold Ridge, Gastineau Peak, Roberts Peak, Sheep Mountain and to the tippy top of Clark Peak before descending into Granite Creek.This was all for FUN.I do not want to...
This winter, a normal snowfall is abnormal

...strong northerly winds ripped across the northern panhandle. On Thursday, a wind gust of 140 mph was recorded on Sheep Mountain. On Friday, a gust of 114 mph was measured at Eldred Rock. "I think we were looking at archives, and we had never...
Downtown and Douglas get gusty

...which direction and at what rate the pressure changes the most rapidly around a particular location.A sensor at Sheep Mountain recorded wind gusts of 110 mph; Steffen said they don't expect gusts that strong in town, but that information...
Search teams, friends look for woman on Mount Roberts

...Buis was supposed to meet up with the Alpine Club at 9 a.m. Saturday morning to hike Hawthorne Peak, south of Sheep Mountain.But the 48-year-old physical therapist never showed up, her friends say. Buis was eventually reported missing...
Pure Sole: Random gravity check

...A cornice halfway between Clark Peak and us chose that moment to hold its own gravity check and giddily leapt down Sheep Mountain.Signs of multiple slides already firmly decorated the slope of Icy Gulch. The climbing sun, paying jobs and the...
Photo: Mother Nature flouts city ordinance

A pair of hikers crosses a muskeg meadow along the Mount Jumbo Trail on Monday as Sheep Mountain looms in the haze across hidden Gastineau Channel. Scoffing at Juneau's move toward a smoke-free atmosphere, Mother Nature...


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