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Two rescued off West Glacier Trail

...Rescue and Southeast Alaska Dogs Organized for Ground Search found two hikers from Florida who got lost hiking the West Glacier Trail on Saturday night.Alaska State Troopers, who coordinated the search, said the hikers became lost while returning...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-25/two-rescued-west-glacier-trail
Local
CCFR Special Teams captain retires

...bit."In the past three years, the Special Teams most frequent emergencies is rescuing lost or stuck hikers on West Glacier Trail, which leads to the increasingly popular Mendenhall Glacier ice caves. The last portion of the trail is not marked...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-04/ccfr-special-teams-captain-retires
Local
Jökulhlaup forces flood closures

...to the lake from both the east and west sides. Access to the campground, Skater's Cabin, the launch areas and West Glacier Trail will also be closed.The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for the Juneau area Thursday morning after...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-11/streets-may-be-affected
Local
Jökulhlaup forces flood closures around town

...to the lake from both the east and west sides. Access to the campground, Skater's Cabin, the launch areas and West Glacier Trail will also be closed.The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for the Juneau area Thursday morning after...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-10/j%C3%B6kulhlaup-forces-flood-closures-a
Local
JMR finds lost hiker on West Glacier

A 22-year-old woman from Kansas City got lost on the West Glacier Trail near the Mendenhall Glacier Friday night was found by Juneau Mountain Rescue members, according to Alaska State Troopers.Troopers...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-04/jms-finds-lost-hiker-west-glacier
Local
Youth run to new heights

...school and then we end up meeting up and running together so I get running buddies from the camp."Friday was a West Glacier Trail jog and walk to the Mendenhall Glacier ice caves overlook.Evenings included campfire chats and singing, a movie...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-01/youth-run-new-heights
Sports
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down

...Juneau has reached the halfway mark for its tourism season, and also the halfway mark for rescues in the area (West Glacier Trail area averages 10-12 rescues per year). The unlucky adventure seekers so far have sustained minimal injuries...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-30/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down
Opinion
Police & Fire for Wednesday, June 4, 2014

...woman on Franklin Street, and she was taken to BRH.? At 5:23 p.m. Monday, CCFR responded to an EMS call on West Glacier Trail. Advanced life support care was given to a man, and he was taken to BRH.? At 6:46 p.m. Monday, advanced...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-04/police-fire-wednesday-june-4-2014
Local
Glacier rescue makes six this summer

...the lake in front of the glacier and hike East and West Glacier Trails. Three of those rescues occurred within 24 hours...10 to 12 hikers have to be rescued per year on the West Glacier Trail system, 75 percent of whom have sustained some kind...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-29/glacier-rescue-makes-six-summer
Local
Guiding company investigating ice caves fall

...of the only companies locally that holds a U.S. Forest Service permit allowing them to escort tourists on the West Glacier Trail and to explore the ice caves.Most companies generally veer away from offering the tours since the ice caves are...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-12/guiding-company-investigating-ice-caves
Local

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