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A Trip South: The final pass

...winter. That is, as long as it snows. Luckily I avoided riding through the snow today, but it felt like a narrow...like a certain and imminent snow storm. The sky was dull, a...desires.I half expected the snow to come during lunch, but I...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-06-13/trip-south-final-pass
Outdoors
Part I: 2014 Juneau trail roundup

As the snows retreat and access to our local...from the cabin, a patch of snow that as of last week will have...trail is currently clear of snow and is located at Glacier Highway...you'll encounter a little snow. The snowpack is walkable...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-05-23/2014-juneau-trail-roundup-part-i
Outdoors
What's in bloom?

...is on of spring's early gems. This bulbous member of the Corydalis or Fumewort genus often starts growing before the snows have melted. They are one of the first flowers of spring to follow the crocus. The flowers come in dark pink, red, shades...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-05-02/whats-bloom
Outdoors
Empire Editorial: Harvest season is upon us

...in Southeast are recovering well, management biologists have said, after weathering a hard winter in 2006-07 when record snows blanketed the region and buried food sources. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has done well in managing this resource...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-27/empire-editorial-harvest-season-upon-
Opinion
On the Trails: Thanksgiving week strolls

We had deep cold, then big snows and then huge rain, and now...we saw a long groove in the snow, way too loopy and curvy to...taking advantage of the shallower snow in the ruts between the deep...the foot of Nugget Falls. The snow was sufficiently soft making...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-12-13/trails-thanksgiving-week-strolls
Outdoors
On the Trails: Midwinter rambles

...January brought us some wonderful snow, deep and fluffy. Of course...turning the low-elevation snows to heavy, hard-to-shovel...sending down great lumps of snow from the trees. Very disappointing...trolls" by the great loads of snow they bore (but these trolls...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2012-02-10/trails-midwinter-rambles
Outdoors
Search for missing hiker goes underground

...while hiking Mount Roberts, slid down a snow gulch and landed in one of the abandoned shafts, which would have been covered by snow at the time."She may not be down there...have fallen in if you were sliding down snow, and they're covered most of the year...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-24/search-missing-hiker-goes-under-ground
Local
No sign of missing hiker in area mines

...it's possible Buis may have slipped while hiking Mount Roberts, slid down a snow gulch and landed in one of the abandoned shafts, which would have been covered by snow at the time.Troopers say there was no evidence Buis fell down a mining shaft...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-25/no-sign-missing-hiker-area-mines
Local
Researcher: Some rivers' salmon at risk

...threat to the Tongass National Forest's snow-fed salmon streams. On the other hand...climate changes, the Tongass' mountainous snow-fed water systems will transition into...longer, the paper said."That winter snow is really our summer reservoir," Shanley...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-22/researcher-some-rivers-salmon-risk
Outdoors
Bodies of 3 climbers retrieved from Mount Rainier

SEATTLE - The location of the three bodies was revealed by the melting snow, but getting to them was another matter. They were high on a glacier at one of the most treacherous spots on Mount Rainier...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-21/bodies-3-climbers-retrieved-mount-raini
State

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