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Photo: Glacier guard

A mature bald eagle keeps watch for silver salmon at the mouth of Steep Creek at Mendenhall Lake on Monday.
On the Trails: Early fall observations

...footprint of a brown bear heading south and, on top of it, a tiny track of a deer fawn, heading north.The area around Steep Creek usually offers some interesting observations. In early October, the female black bear known as Nicky was seen on several...
Murkowski questions fees at glacier

...fees on summer visitors hiking the Photo Point Trail and Steep Creek Trail.The fees, which will be introduced in May...also will be collected for use of bus shelters, the Steep Creek Trail and platforms, the viewing pavilion near the parking...
On the Trails: Early September observations

By the end of summer the numbers of sockeye in Steep Creek had declined markedly, but there were still enough that a female bear with two cubs was able to catch five of them in about thirty...
Glacier visitor center to increase fees in 2016

...senior access passes for those age 62 and older. Fees will be collected starting next May for use of bus shelters, the Steep Creek Trail and platforms, the viewing pavilion near the parking area, Photo Point Trail and all restroom facilities, according...
Photo: First Sockeye

Two male sockeye salmon battle for territory in Steep Creek near the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on Friday. Salmon moved into the stream for the first time this year Friday morning after Juneau received over an inch of rain on Thursday.
Portions of Steep Creek trail temporarily closed

...have closed the back side of the Steep Creek trail near the Mendenhall Glacier...between Moraine Ecology Trail and Steep Creek Trail. Hikers and cyclists bears congregate at Steep Creek during sockeye and coho salmon...
Photo: Dipper fledglings

An American Dipper fledgling, left, calls to its arriving parent with a freshly caught grub at Steep Creek on Tuesday.
On the Trails: Outdoor therapy

...moved around in the low vegetation; eventually she brushed him off under a twig.The beavers seem to have returned to Steep Creek, after an absence of several years. We had seen beavers visiting the lower ponds, but this time it looks more serious...
On the Trails: Skunk cabbage and its sex change abilities

...their genes chiefly by fathering many seeds on other, later emerging, plants that are still acting as females. At Steep Creek, the American dippers have been trying to set up a territory, as usual. Unfortunately, they may not be using their...


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