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A Real Juneau Hiker

Betsy Fischer's Blog

Most of the low lying trails around Juneau involve hiking out and back. We are surrounded by saltwater on one side and the Juneau Icefield on the other, with glacier carved valleys hemmed in by...

Rainy Day Reads: I bought an ereader

Randi Spray's Blog

I was one of those people who said they’d never get an ereader. It was like...

Rainy Day Reads: 'Girls of Atomic City'

Randi Spray's Blog

They were not told where they were going. They were...

Summer Hikes: Part II

Betsy Fischer's Blog

Summer Hikes, continued-

Summer Hikes: Part I

Betsy Fischer's Blog

Ah, what a summer it’s been so far. My goal this year as a newly retired person is to get outside and do something active every day, rain or shine. At first I had this crazy idea that I would be...

Avian rescue at the Empire

Melissa Griffiths' Blog

On sunny days in the Empire newsroom we often open the doors to let in a cool breeze — but this afternoon we got a little more than fresh air — we got a live bird.

We often have crows...

Winning the Weather Lottery: Kayaking in Berner's Bay

Betsy Fischer's Blog

The weather towards the end of June was cloudy and rainy, with not much hope for improvement any time soon. We squeezed in some good bike rides and hikes when we got the chance, but for the most...

A mod revue

Melissa Griffiths' Blog

Mod Carousel founder The Luminous Pariah, aka Seneca Harper, has returned to Juneau once again with his troupe of "boylesque" performers to entertain and...

Pick a Ridge

Betsy Fischer's Blog

“We need to do a ridge hike,” I told Scott. “We haven’t done a good ridge hike yet this summer.”

He looked surprised as he replied, “Sure we have. We hiked Gold Ridge and up Mt. Gastineau...

Rainy Day Hike

Betsy Fischer's Blog

One of the methods I use to fall asleep is to hike up the Spaulding Trail and over to Muir Cabin in my mind. I try to be as detailed as possible. If I find that I’ve skipped ahead or missed a...

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