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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...
Blackerby Ridge and Cairn Peak

...5,700' traverse I had just done two days earlier with another friend over Mt. Gastineau, Mt. Roberts, and Sheep Mountain. I don't have the boundless energy of a twenty-something anymore, and my poor old legs need a break now and...
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...
State's airport policy could kill federal funding state officials, no maintenance will be provided at Kasilof, Ninilchik, Quartz Creek, Lawing, Goose Bay, Sheep Mountain, Clear, Chistochina, Circle Hot Springs, Wiseman, Dahl Creek, Summit, Boundary, Livengood, Salmon Lake...
Paragliding can be a high-altitude experience as I can. There is a good Internet site that gives winds aloft, including a ground station on the top of Sheep Mountain. This information and the immediate forecast are enough to decide whether to hike to launch, but the decision to...
Hikers still walk the trail to the tram and beyond

...which requires a descent before a final climb up talus slopes to the summit. A loop from the Mount Roberts Trail over Sheep Mountain and down the Sheep Creek Trail (or the reverse) is a terrific all-day adventure for experienced backcountry travelers...
Alaska Briefs

...southwest of Glennallen. A Cessna 206 piloted by Glyn Bindon, 66, of Homer crashed Tuesday between Gunsight and Sheep mountains, Alaska State Troopers said. Bindon and two passengers on board, Mark Duvall, 47, and his wife, Tammy Duvall...


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