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Part II: 2014 Juneau trail roundup

West Glacier Trail:Summer traffic has hit, and West Glacier Trail is its accessible self, littered...amount of scrambling. According to West Glacier Trail's page on the Forest Service website...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-05-29/part-ii-2014-juneau-trail-roundup
Outdoors
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
Five UAS students rescued on West Glacier Trail

...five students from the University of Alaska Southeast were rescued on Sunday morning after getting lost hiking the West Glacier Trail.The students were hiking down from the Mendenhall Glacier ice caves, went off trail in the dark and became lost...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-10-09/five-uas-students-rescued-west-glacier-
Local
West Glacier Trail improvements slate safety as a priority

...jackhammers, crews continued work this week on the West Glacier Trail, which offers users unique vistas of the Mendenhall...encourage users to explore the full length of the West Glacier Trail, instead of peeling off to follow the unofficial...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-09-27/west-glacier-trail-improvements-slat
Outdoors
Race the West Glacier Trail on Saturday

A 7.5 kilometer race is planned on the West Glacier Trail beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12. According to Riley Moser, the start will be at the trailhead. The public is welcome to attend and there is no cost to participate.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-10-11/race-west-glacier-trail-saturday
Outdoors
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
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
Troopers and volunteers rescue lost hikers on West Glacier Trail, Mount McGinnis

...juvenile hikers, all of whom were from Juneau, at 8:10 p.m. An investigation found that the group had hiked the West Glacier Trail out to the Mendenhall Glacier, and became lost on the way back. They called for help on their cell phone.Members...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-09-04/troopers-and-volunteers-rescue-lost-hik
Local
Glacier rescue makes six this summer

...responded to injured hikers on the West Glacier Trail on May 24 and June 2. On May...Mountain Rescue.According to West Glacier Trail's page on the Forest Service...to be rescued per year on the West Glacier Trail system, 75 percent of whom...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-29/glacier-rescue-makes-six-summer
Local

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