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Changes coming to West Glacier area, Skater's Cabin

Changes are coming to the start of West Glacier trail. The U.S. Forest Service hopes to create a spur trail to Mendenhall Lake, construct a separate 0.4 mile bike, cross country...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-06/changes-coming-west-glacier-area-ska
Outdoors
Empire Editorial: What is the cost of beauty?

...there won't be any fee at all for most trails. The Nugget Falls Trail leading to the waterfall and the East and West Glacier trails will still be free. Proceeds won't disappear - they'll be put toward projects in and around the center. Fish...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-17/empire-editorial-what-cost-beauty
Opinion
Winter whites

One day in late November, Parks and Recreation hikers on the West Glacier trail spotted a fairly small white beast crouched in the brush. It didn't move at first when a human approached, dashing off only...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-12/winter-whites
Outdoors
On the Trails: Rambling

...Lake toward the glacier, planning to return on the West Glacier Trail. The water level is low in the lake in winter...informal trail cuts up from the end of the beach to the West Glacier Trail and crosses a tiny stream. There we spotted a pair...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-11-28/trails-rambling
Outdoors
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
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
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
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
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
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

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