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On the Trails: Snow at last!

...about before the last of the snow fell, leaving now-blurred but unmistakable traces of its passage. Near a small frozen slough, a mink or marten had walked over toward a tree; the prints were not clear enough for us to discern the subtle clues that...
Hooper Bay teen dies in apparent drowning

...drowning.Alaska State Troopers said 18-year-old Darin Long was found tangled Sunday in a partially deployed fishing net in a slough near the western Alaska village.Troopers say Long had been subsistence fishing.He was last seen by his family at about 11...
New Year Shock: Hundreds dive into 37-degree water at annual Polar Bear Dip

...things about working for the newspaper: You find yourself with not only an excuse, but a real reason (it's "work!") to slough off post New Year's Eve champagne malaise and run into almost-freezing water while baring more skin than you do on Juneau's...
Photo: Immature totem

A young bald eagle perches atop a piling near Auk Nu Slough in Auke Bay.
Homer residents look to stop local beach abuse

...The city prohibits vehicles in areas like Beluga Slough, Mariner Park Slough, the end of the Spit and the east end of Mud Bay...noted Adele Person at the meeting.The Beluga Slough area of the beach also has some U.S. Government...
Forest Service plans to close 10 low-use cabins

...and Rezanof Lake cabins on the Sitka Ranger District; DeBoer Lake and Harvey Lake cabins on the Petersburg District; Binkley Slough Cabin on the Wrangell Ranger District; McGilvery Cabin within the Thorne Bay Ranger District; and Square Lake Cabin within...
On the Trails: Little stories on the trail

...about seven new plantlets at intervals. If they all survive the floods, there will be quite a family here.On the bank of a slough, we noticed a few old bones poking out of the moss and mud. Looking more carefully, we eventually found several vertebrae...
Dan Olsen's orca Wildlife Wednesday

...they're a bit yellowish and greenish in color. The water in Antarctica is cold enough that it's more difficult for them to slough off their skin.Some of them take trips to Brazil, and some researchers think the reason might be "a skin maintenance regime...
The swans have returned to Southeast Alaska

...announcing, "The swans are back." The Blind Slough/Blind River drainage is about 20 minutes...the winter population. A visitor to the slough would likely observe 20 to 30 swans during...Crystal Lake Hatchery adjacent to the Blind Slough Recreation Area at Mile 18 provides excellent...
Off the Beaten Path: Exploring the Stikine Delta by kayak, foot

...I know it's not good). On a walk in the Blind Slough estuary with my good friend Sam Muse, I tried chuckling when I came to the first knee-deep slough. The next slough was up to my mid thigh. The next was waist deep...


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