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Summer Hikes: Part II

...other hiker coming from the other direction, so I had the mountains all to myself most of the day. If I could just block...my mind was intensely enjoying this beautiful day in the mountains, while the other part was dealing with the pain in...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/betsy-fischer/2014-08-26/summer-hikes-part-ii
Summer Hikes: Part I

...school and they discovered they had mutual friends in the high school sports world. I love the random, small world of the mountains and how it brings people together!Up Mt. Roberts we went and over to Sheep Mt. Our new friend Peggy kept up a steady...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/betsy-fischer/2014-08-24/summer-hikes-part-i
Off the Beaten Path: Berrymania

...up the Eaglecrest road, I met some fleeing deer hunters who warned me of aggressive and reckless berry pickers in the mountains. Seeing I was determined to continue, they told me to make a lot of noise and passed me an orange vest and a whistle...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-22/beaten-path-berrymania
Outdoors
Deer outlook, reports positive

...reported seeing a group of around 30 deer, and another group of around 20. "You get up there - you're at the top of the mountain looking down on the deer in big open alpine spaces," he said. "It's not uncommon to see six or seven does with...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-22/deer-outlook-reports-positive
Outdoors
Mountain bikers to discuss 'trail hunger' at feast

...expanding and organizing the club."I just think it is great we are bringing bikers together to map out a plan to enhance the mountain biking experience in Juneau," Cycle Alaska owner John McConnochie said. "It is a beginning for the sport and we...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-21/mountain-bikers-discuss-trail-hunger-f
Sports
My Turn: What we can do about violent religious persecution

...forced to "marry" their captors. The jihadist fighters of the Islamic State advance on the beleaguered Yazidis in the mountains and are threatening to kill them.To stave off a massacre and a humanitarian disaster, the United States has begun...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-17/my-turn-what-we-can-do-about-violent-
Opinion
First downhill mountain bike trail planned in Juneau

...biking. Bikers will get to the top of the trail via the mountain access road. While the trail is short for now, bikers...and the trail will serve as a jumping-off point for the mountain bike trail. It's first on the list of priorities...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-15/first-downhill-mountain-bike-trail-p
Outdoors
The Pacific Northwest Indie Bestseller List

...Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 7. The Silver Star, by Jeannette Walls 8. The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simsion 9. And the Mountains Echoed, by Khaled Hosseini 10. Where'd You Go, Bernadette, by Maria SempleOn the Rise: 20. The Good Lord Bird...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-08-14/pacific-northwest-indie-bestseller-list
Art
Text message helps searchers locate lost hiker

...Thursday. He was high up enough on the mountain to get cell phone service, said...2,8000 to 3,000 feet up on the mountain in elevation in the upper Nugget...helicopter swooped down and landed on the mountain, and Lam was able to climb in...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-12/text-message-helps-searchers-locate-los
Local
On the Trails: Hiking to Granite Basin

...them. Nine strong hikers aimed for Mount Juneau and the Juneau Ridge; they spent 10 hours on the loop from the top of the mountain, along the ridge and down through Granite Basin. They reported seeing goats and lots of flowers, especially noting...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-08/trails-hiking-granite-basin
Outdoors

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