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Lost hikers signal searchers with headlamp

Two Juneau residents hiking West Glacier Trail on Thursday didn't expect...reported search and rescue on West Glacier Trail so far this year. The U.S...searches on average annually.The West Glacier Trail is often used to access the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-20/lost-hikers-signal-searchers-headlamp
Local
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for March 23, 2015

...to rescue workers and volunteers. On Thursday night, two hikers were guided to safety after they got lost on the West Glacier Trail. Every time this kind of thing happens - and it happens 10 to 12 times per year on average, according to the U...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-23/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-m
Opinion
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
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
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
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
Fla. woman rescued on West Glacier Trail Tuesday

...helicopter.Capital City Fire and Rescue Chief Richard Etheridge said in a phone interview that CCFR was dispatched to West Glacier Trail at about 2:15 p.m.An Alaska State Trooper was already there with a jet skiff and took the first responders...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-08-08/fla-woman-rescued-west-glacier-trail-tu
Local
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
Forest Service to transport materials to trail, cabin Wed.

...avoid parts of Dredge Lakes and West Glacier Trail, as well as Windfall Lake cabin...pit to about two miles in on West Glacier Trail between 9 a.m. and noon...Dredge Lakes will be closed; West Glacier Trail will remain open, but the site...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-08-13/forest-service-transport-materials-trai
Local

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