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A Favorite Trail for Every Situation

...have ever run so quickly to a more majestic mountain peak so close to the edge of any town. Sure, the trail is off the charts steep and rugged, but if I put my head down and hike steady, I can reach the summit in an hour. Twenty minutes on top enjoying...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-03-27/favorite-trail-every-situation
Sports
Where are we, anyway?

...resemble nothing so much as a colony of tiny crustaceans tenaciously clinging to a narrow rocky shoreline that barely breaks the steep plunge of the dark mountains behind us. If you think about it, except for the hot spring there is no earthly reason for any...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-03-25/where-are-we-anyway
Art
The Redefinition of Running: Juneau Style

...trail runner, not a hiker. I saved the steep trails for going on hikes and stuck to the...Sometimes this means walking up impossibly steep trails, or scrambling on all fours up...that many of Juneau's trails are too steep or too technical to run, to think about...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-03-13/redefinition-running-juneau-style
Sports
B shift rescuers make A+ save in frigid Gastineau Channel

...made their way up the beach (not an easy task given they were carrying a full-grown man on a litter, and the terrain is steep and rocky.) Others on scene had set up ropes for the paramedics to use as hand holds, which made it easier. It took about...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-07/b-shift-rescuers-make-save-frigid-gasti
Local
Hawaii lawmakers seek exemption from maritime shipping law

...Guam, from a provision in a maritime law that is designed to protect the U.S. shipping industry but that some blame for steep shipping costs in markets outside the mainland.Hawaii state Sen. Samuel Slom and Rep. Sam Kong have introduced resolutions...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-26/hawaii-lawmakers-seek-exemption-maritim
State
Tipped trailer halts traffic

...Police Department officers arrived on scene to investigate, finding the vehicle lost traction on snow and ice as it drove down a steep road leading to the highway from the rock quarry. The driver reported that he tried to steer the vehicle into the guardrail...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-13/tipped-trailer-halts-traffic
Local
Alaska Science Forum: Overwintering in the Bering Sea

...biologists noticed a lack of spectacled eiders in the summertime tundra nesting places the birds prefer. The decline was so steep that U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials listed the birds as threatened in 1993. Wanting to know more, biologists...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-13/alaska-science-forum-overwintering-b
Outdoors
JMR member receives award

...a Federal Aviation Administration investigator, to the site of an aircraft crash. In an environment of limited resources, steep hazardous terrain, no communications and unstable wreckage, Dryer called upon his technical knowledge and leadership to complete...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-27/jmr-member-receives-award
Outdoors
Salmon return, US Forest Service closes backside of Steep Creek Trail

Spawning sockeye salmon returned to Steep Creek, near the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor...taken several measures.The back side of Steep Creek Trail is now closed to provide separation...trails since 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
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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-11-14/trails-hunting-success
Outdoors

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