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Tourists lost on West Glacier Trail picked up by boat

...the lake but didn't know how to get back to the trail.A U.S. Forest Service officer picked them up along the water's edge in a skiff and transported them back to safety, troopers said in an online dispatch. No injuries were reported...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-29/tourists-lost-west-glacier-trail-picked
Local
On the Trails: Findings on the North Douglas rainforest trail

...talking all the while. A lone horned grebe in winter plumage dove in the bay, ignoring the mallards that nibbled at the water's edge and the goldeneyes loafing near the point. Most interesting to me was a chance observation: I happened to turn around...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-23/trails-findings-north-douglas-rainfo
Outdoors
Off the Beaten Path: The ghost of Allen Hasselborg

...I glided over the water toward it. The bear paused. We studied each other. Instead of fleeing, it walked to the water's edge, and lifted its nose to try to find my scent. The hooting of a male sooty grouse echoed off the low hills above the...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-06/beaten-path-ghost-allen-hasselborg
Outdoors
Denali Borough students blaze new trails

...Jeff Young to nail down the large planks that would eventually make the top of a boardwalk leading straight to the water's edge.Venechuk and the other students worked with the trail crews from Monday through Thursday last week, helping to expand...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-08/denali-borough-students-blaze-new-trail
State
On the Trails: An ordinary walk at Crow Point

...Here, out of the wind, dozens of gulls (glaucous-winged, mew and a few herring gulls) fossicked around at the water's edge or loafed, in between quick jabs at something edible. As we approached, they all shifted away along the beach...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-12-06/trails-ordinary-walk-crow-point
Outdoors
On the Trails: Beach watching

...ventured out onto the sand flats and gravel bars near the mouth of Eagle River.Little bunches of gulls hung out at the water's edge. The sand was packed with the tracks of gulls and ravens; here and there the fat toe prints of an eagle pressed down...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-09-27/beach-watching
Outdoors
Empire Editorial: Don't get snagged

...hooks. It's there so families can fish with regular hooks and disabled fishermen can gain easy access right to the water's edge.One of the best ideas we've heard recently was a proposal to build another easily-accessible pier at the end...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-08-16/empire-editorial-dont-get-snagged
Opinion
"In Pursuit of Alaska" offers early adventurers' views of the state

...north and south in the direction of the flow of the ancient ice sheet. From the tops of its highest hill down to the water's edge all around it is densely planted with coniferous trees that never suffer thirst in all their long century lives, that...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-07-04/pursuit-alaska-offers-early-adventurers-v
Art
On the Trails: Puzzles near Peterson Creek

...water, now filmed over with very newly formed ice. Before the last deep freeze, mink and mice had run from bank to water's edge and back, many times. Along the side of one previously open stretch, some animal had walked around and left scuffled...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-03-28/trails-puzzles-near-peterson-creek
Outdoors
Juneau starts 2014 soaking wet and cold

...near the fireplace under one of the park's shelters began to make their way to the snowy staircase that leads to the water's edge.With only 30 seconds left until the plunge, the crowd began to cheer.A hundred fleece robes were removed before...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-02
State

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