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Salmon return, US Forest Service closes backside of Steep Creek Trail

...bears wild and people safe, the U.S. Forest Service officials have taken several measures.The back side of Steep Creek Trail is now closed to provide separation between bears and people, as bears enter the creek to forage on salmon. This...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-01/salmon-return-us-forest-service-clos
Outdoors
Changes to glacier tourism wouldn't take effect until 2015

...trails in the recreation area. For example, the Steep Creek Trail would go from 3,000 allocated commercial users per...the proposal, however. Gastineau Guiding uses the Steep Creek Trail for some of its tours. As it stands now, the new...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-08-30/changes-glacier-tourism-wouldnt-take-ef
Local
New plans aimed to increase tourism to Mendenhall Glacier

...15 to May 1 through Sept. 30.The plan would also prohibit commercial tours from using the Nugget Creek Trail, Steep Creek Trail and Photo Point Trail, and would turn the East Glacier Trail into a one-way loop.However, congestion at the Visitor...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-08-28/new-plans-aimed-increase-tourism-menden
Local
Portion of Steep Creek trail sees annual closure

...peak, the Forest Service has closed the backside of Steep Creek trail.The closure occurs annually as more fish enter the...allowed to cross between Moraine Ecology Trail and Steep Creek trail, though access from trailheads at Mendenhall River...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-07-22/steep-creek-trail-portion-closed
Local
Allure of Mendenhall Glacier masks the dangers of its face

...There is no absolute safe time. You want to live your life but there are some hazards." The two have closed the Steep Creek Trail to the public due to bear traffic but it would be an upper management decision to ever close the glacier to the public...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/010311/loc_764726578.shtml
News
Southeast Wild: Glacier visitor center makes a fine fall spot

...To increase opportunities to view wildlife, the U.S. Forest Service has made numerous improvements along the Steep Creek Trail and at the visitor center recently. They include adding fencing along portions of Steep Creek to maintain bank stability...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101903/out_sewild.shtml
Outdoors
Bear watchers get an eye-full at glacier

...much interaction that part of Steep Creek trail was shut down for safety reasons...mother and her cubs." The Steep Creek trail reopened about two weeks ago...difficult to keep the tourists on Steep Creek Trail and the bears off it, officials...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100707/out_20071007008.shtml
Outdoors
Bear activity shuts down glacier trail

...a substantial section of the Steep Creek Trail at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor...difficult to keep the tourists on Steep Creek Trail and the bears off it, Ward said. Be bear-aware at Steep Creek Trail Stay on the marked trail. Don't...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081607/loc_20070816009.shtml
News
Bear watchers need to be considerate

...Bear activity shuts down glacier trail," while informative and entertaining, missed a more important issue than Steep Creek Trail being closed. Sound off on the important issues at In the evening after U.S. Forest Service personnel have gone...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082107/let_20070821017.shtml
Opinion
Bears show up on time for tourists

...management. Dogs must be leashed in busy areas and, also for the benefit of bear habitat, are not allowed on the Steep Creek trails. The Arctic terns, which mate and lay their eggs in sand on the beach in front of the building, will stay around...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050410/loc_633398801.shtml
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