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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
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
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: Some summer observations

...because we yelled at the dog. The surly owner of the dog declared that he did not care about the posted rule that dogs on that trail must be on leash, and besides, there were other marmots up there. As he and his marmot-chasing dog went on up the...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2012-08-24/trail-some-summer-observations
Outdoors
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
53-year-old musher becomes oldest Iditarod champ

...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."Zirkle, 43, had hoped to be only the third woman to win the race and the first since Susan Butcher won her fourth...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-03-13/53-year-old-musher-becomes-oldest-idit
Sports
Flooding expected to crest Friday in Mendenhall Glacier area

...for the Tongass National Forest, said West Glacier Trail is closed as rangers are "anticipating some water breaching that trail."Nugget Falls Trail closed around 4:30 p.m. "The water has been rising a little more slowly than we anticipated...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-07-05/flooding-expected-crest-friday-closures
Local
Sales tax will help everyone gain access to the trail system

...drainage issues on the Lower Montana Creek trail last year. The 1 percent sales tax would repair the next portion of that trail. Currently this flooded, rutted trail is used only by the most sure-footed of fisherman. Once improved, not only...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-10-02/sales-tax-will-help-everyone-gain-acc
Opinion

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