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Rainy Day Hike

...shell layers, but no rain gear. He reasoned he could move fast enough to stay warm, even if he did get wet. I knew that trail shoes would give me better support and grip, but while I can comfortably travel in the rain, I just didn't want to...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/betsy-fischer/2014-06-20/rainy-day-hike
Unsung Heroes of the Trails: Marc Scholten

...Kreinheder said. (Scholten lives on South Douglas.)Scholten keeps track of his volunteer hours - about 268 last year - so that Trail Mix can count them toward match requirements for city and state grants.Most of Scholten's work so far has been between...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-05-16/unsung-heroes-trails
Outdoors
Bessie Creek trail to the meadows above

...Mount Roberts, up to the tram and the cross. I figured that trail would be a nightmare of ice, so I (with a friend...hikers? Well, it seems I was not far wrong in thinking that trail was a misery. ? Mary F. Willson is a retired professor...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021811/out_787191344.shtml
Outdoors
The trails more traveled

...ducking under a fallen tree that I choose to climb over. Soon it dead-ends into another trail that snakes away uphill. That trail seems purposeful for a while, then the ground becomes a little harder and it dwindles away. Why would deer, or any...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122410/out_760692687.shtml
Outdoors
Changes to glacier tourism wouldn't take effect until 2015

...Guiding uses the Steep Creek Trail for some of its tours. As it stands now, the new plan would bar commercial use of that trail."There are trails they're taking away," she said. "We are concerned about that."Overcrowding in the Visitor...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-08-30/changes-glacier-tourism-wouldnt-take-ef
Local
Empire Editorial: OHV riders need a space of their own

...hope they won't have to wait much longer. Otherwise, we'll be having this same conversation a decade from now. And if we do, let's leave Fish Creek out of the conversation. We've been down that trail and we know where it leads.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-12-06/empire-editorial-ohv-riders-need-spac
Opinion
Laws, Boer top Saturday's Empire Cup race

...river bike trail to River Road, turned left onto Back Loop Road and to the Auke Lake Trail at Goat Hill. A left at that trail led to its end and a quick right took participants back to the UAS front entrance.Next up for racers is Saturday's...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-05-07/laws-boer-top-saturdays-empire-cup-rac
Sports
On the Trails: Exploring Windfall Lake

...circumnavigation. I hadn't hiked this part of the trail for a few years, so I was glad we went there. Bears liked that trail too, leaving evidence of their passing: scats full of blueberries and skunk cabbage fibers or devils' club seeds...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2012-09-14/trails-exploring-windfall-lake
Outdoors
Accumulated Fragments: The mother of the North

...knew it as The Heartbreak Trail or The Worst Trail This Side of Hell. Only one woman, Pullen, ever ran freight over that trail. Few men were successful in this endeavor; most lost courage and turned back or committed suicide.The creaking...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2012-11-11/accumulated-fragments-mother-north
Neighbors
Mitch Seavey in Iditarod lead, Aliy Zirkle close

...45-plussers are taking back the lead this year. They are showing the young 'uns what they can really do out there on that trail."The defending champion and youngest winner ever, Dallas Seavey, 26, arrived in White Mountain at 8:09 and Ray...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-03-13/mitch-seavey-iditarod-lead-aliy-zirkle
Sports

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