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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.
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...
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...
What the rains have wrought

...Program Manager Ed Grossman, is a large boulder that slid over the Trail of Time, just uphill from the bridge over Steep Creek.The boulder slid downhill, partially over the trail, requiring most hikers to step sideways to safely maneuver between...
Public comment meeting scheduled for Mendenhall fee increase

...and season passes would rise from $10 to $15, beginning May 2016. Fee areas may also extend to the Photo Point and Steep Creek Trails, the viewing pavilion and restrooms.Children under age 16 will still enter for free, and the U.S. Forest...
On the Trails: Trailside scrapbook 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...
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...


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