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Thunder Mountain traverse - now and then

...traverse ? up Thunder Mt and out East Glacier trail ? with which we were not entirely familiar.We started on the Thunder Mountain trail at the end of Jennifer Drive, behind Glacier Valley School. I have mostly climbed up Thunder Mountain starting...
Part I: 2014 Juneau trail roundup

...hiker into the muddy muskeg. Next week: Windfall Lake Trail, Brotherhood Bridge Trail, West Glacier Trail, Thunder Mountain Trail, Airport Dike Trail, Dupont Beach Trail, Outer Point / Rainforest Trail and Mount Jumbo.
Part II: 2014 Juneau trail roundup

...for two to three weeks this summer doing additional repair work, Kreinheder said. Thunder Mountain Trail:Dry conditions have treated Thunder Mountain Trail well. As of last week, the snow pack started in the subalpine at around 2,200 feet...
On the Trails: Hard snow

...and early February made it easy to cruise around the forest on or off the regular trails. One could walk up the Thunder Mountain trail from the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities building over the top of the nasty mudholes or prance...
Beating the snow to the summit

...continued and so did my desire to get to the summits I had neglected all summer. A week later I was on the Thunder Mountain trail. About half way to the top, I entered the "yellow zone," where plant leaves had already taken on the next...
Take a wild, colorful ride on Juneau's Thunder Mountain

...The upper trail continues toward Thunder Mountain; the lower trail drops down to the Mendenhall Valley via the Thunder Mountain trail. Make a mental note of this junction and don't miss it on the way back, or you may wind up on Mendenhall Loop...
Boraas takes over as Trail Mix executive director

...the Mendenhall Glacier. Part of his plans as executive director include extending this trail to connect to the Thunder Mountain Trail head. Other future plans include rearing out the mountain at the top of the Juneau Trail to help smooth out the...
Climber on Thunder Mt. believed dead

...of his mother, Alaska State Trooper Glenn Knapp said. Masciopinto set off alone Monday for a day hike on the Thunder Mountain Trail in the Mendenhall Valley. The chances of the hiker being alive appeared "nonexistent" Tuesday night, based...
Team recovers hiker's body

...hiker was about a third- to a half-mile off the Thunder Mountain Trail when he fell. Footprints indicated that Masciopinto...set out on what was planned as a day hike on the Thunder Mountain Trail at about 1 p.m. Monday, with a rain slicker...


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