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On the Trails: Marmots, gentians

...for many yards. Next to the trail, a young marmot sat with its head out of its burrow, watching the approaching trail-walkers. As the grouse drew near, the youngster hurriedly pulled back underground. When the grouse passed by, the marmot...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-29/trails-marmots-gentians
Outdoors
Alaska Gov.-elect Walker names 4 to key positions

...October, and the Parnell administration has spent more than $100,000 on unsuccessful appeals.On the campaign trail, Walker said Parnell's decision to fight the lawsuit, officially known as Hamby v. Parnell, was an unwise use of public...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-28/alaska-gov-elect-walker-names-4-key-pos
State
Twin Lakes walk offers tour through solar system

Joggers and trail walkers might find themselves toning their knowledge of celestial bodies along with their legs soon as the Friends of the Marie Drake Planetarium...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070702/loc_solarsystem.shtml
News
Airport rejects plan to clearcut trees

...safety, we would not be opposed. We think the opposite will happen," said Zimmerman, the Audubon Society president. Trail walker Bill Dunn implored the board to heed residents who believe the trees act as a barrier. "You're representing all...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121301/Loc_airport.shtml
Local
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Elementary School. Runners do a 5-kilometer course, heading toward Auke Bay and then down the Mendenhall River Trail. Walkers head for the Mendenhall Glacier. Both courses loop back to the school. The $15 registration fee pays for 600 commemorative...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090100/Loc_run.shtml
Time to consider how man's best friend affects wildlife

...debates - it doesn't pit one Juneau subculture against another. Instead it pits two values held by almost every Juneau trail walker, each of whom would profess a strong loyalty to wildlife, and most of whom love dogs. We should be biting our own...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032402/Out_dogs.shtml
Out
Oddities in the month of February

...Peterson Lake, a few hikers rebelled, thinking that snowshoeing this trail would be as miserable as the Herbert trail. Walkers that had passed when the snow was soft left deep bootprints, and now these had frozen. Some of the would-be hikers...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2012-02-24/oddities-month-frebruary
Outdoors
UAS dedicates Auke Lake Trail

...Appeals. His love of nature, especially bird-watching, was a lifelong passion. The sign honoring Boochever invites trail walkers to stop for a moment and take in the serene beauty of the place and enjoy the birds. Other major donors are highlighted...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2011-06-18/uas-dedicates-auke-lake-trail
Neighbors
Tales of the Great Horned Owl

...to recent sightings of Great Horned Owls in bare cottonwood trees beside the trail. Laurie Ferguson Craig, a daily trail walker, reports seeing a single owl on several occasions. One sighting was near the forked cutoff to the float pond in late...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011901/Com_Owl.html
Comm
Hundreds to run or walk to raise awareness of breast, prostate cancer

...Elementary School. Runners do a 5-kilometer course, heading toward Auke Bay and then down the Mendenhall River Trail. Walkers head for the Mendenhall Glacier. Both courses loop back to the school. The $15 registration fee pays for 600 commemorative...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090100/Loc_run.html
Local

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