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On the Trails: Trailside scrapbook

...ice retreated, about 15,000 years ago.Where there was lovely, fresh snow on the ground, the snowshoe hares near Steep Creek had been very busy. Their highways led hither and thither, especially among the young spruces. Out on the silt and...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-19/trails-trailside-scrapbook
Outdoors
Empire Editorial: What is the cost of beauty?

...Proceeds won't disappear - they'll be put toward projects in and around the center. Fish habitat will be restored at Steep Creek and the center will take steps toward becoming a place for climate change education. Neary said 90 percent of earnings...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-17/empire-editorial-what-cost-beauty
Opinion
Fee changes proposed for Mendenhall Glacier area

...agency also is considering expanding the fee area beyond the visitor center to places popular with tourists, such as the Steep Creek and Photo Point trails, the viewing pavilion and restroom facilities. Those places represent investments in infrastructure...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-10/fee-changes-proposed-mendenhall-glacier
State
Portion of Steep Creek trail sees annual closure

...salmon swimming in droves through Steep Creek as the season nears its peak...Service has closed the backside of Steep Creek trail.The closure occurs annually...between Moraine Ecology Trail and Steep Creek trail, though access from trailheads...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-07-22/steep-creek-trail-portion-closed
Local
Salmon return, US Forest Service closes backside of Steep Creek Trail

...Spawning sockeye salmon returned to Steep Creek, near the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor...several measures.The back side of Steep Creek Trail is now closed to provide...the closure area boundary along Steep Creek has been clearly marked with yellow...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-01/salmon-return-us-forest-service-clos
Outdoors
Underwater salmon cam operating again

...perspective of salmon and other fish in Steep Creek, near the Mendenhall Glacier...the end of August.The fish of Steep Creek went viral in 2013 when a live...27,000 people tuned in to the Steep Creek feed, collectively watching 10...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-18/underwater-salmon-cam-operating-agai
Outdoors
On the Trails: Hunting success

One day this fall, I watched a juvenile great blue heron fishing in Steep Creek. In typical heron fashion, it stood motionless for long minutes, then quickly jabbed its long bill down into the water after...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-11-14/trails-hunting-success
Outdoors
Photo: Bears going for a stroll

A black bear sow and her cub walk along the Trail of Time at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on Wednesday. The pair had just finished eating a freshly caught coho salmon from Steep Creek and moved into the forest in search of ground cones.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-23/photo-bears-going-stroll
Local
On the Trails: Little stories on the trail

...move its catch far, far away. Sharing was not an option.In mid-October, the coho were getting ready to spawn in Steep Creek. One of the bear-watchers' favorite bears, a cinnamon female called Nicky for the nick in her left ear, appeared...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-31/trails-little-stories-trail
Outdoors
Winter hours begin at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center

...of Change, is played on request when the center is open.Last but not least, bears have been recently sighted near Steep Creek and drivers of Glacier Spur Road are reminded to observe posted speed limits. "Even though the speed cushions have...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-10/winter-hours-begin-mendenhall-glacie
Outdoors

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