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Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for April 27, 2015

...ready.Thumbs up to a happy ending. On Sunday morning, two tourists from Thailand were rescued from an area near the West Glacier Trail in the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area. SEADOGS search teams, coordinating with the Alaska State Troopers...
Two tourists rescued early Sunday morning on West Glacier Trail

...morning after they became lost near West Glacier Trail in the Mendenhall Glacier...Two SEADOGS teams arrived at the West Glacier trailhead about 10 p.m. and...hikers per year are rescued from the West Glacier Trail system, and 75 percent have...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for March 23, 2015

...up 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...
Lost hikers signal searchers with headlamp

Two Juneau residents hiking West Glacier Trail on Thursday didn't expect...first reported search and rescue on West Glacier Trail so far this year. The U...searches on average annually.The West Glacier Trail is often used to access the...
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...
Kodiak's Thomet places 15th at national meet

...Lynchburg VA7. 17:51 Audrey Belf, SR, Midwest, Seaholm H.S. Bloomfield Hills MI8. 17:52 Annie Hill, FR, West, Glacier H.S. Kalispell MT9. 17:56 Gabriella Karas, SO, South, Martha Layne Collins H.S. Simpsonville KY10. 18...
Empire Editorial: What is the cost of beauty?

...and 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...
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...
Pure Sole: Noooo Snoow

...Trail.Morning ice patches on boardwalks to the cabins of Dan Moller and John Muir.No Snow.Goats sunbathing on the West Glacier ice caves.Nooo Snooow.Park rangers bathing in the East Glacier streams.Noooooooooooooo Snooooooooooowwww.Even...
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...


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