Mike Dilger, Recreation Resources Planner with the U.S. Forest Service, stands on the Peterson Lake Trail on Tuesday. The first phase, roughly the first mile of trail, of planned improvements has been completed this season.
Phase one of work on Peterson Lake Trail is complete, meaning the path is more easily walkable for the first ¾ mile, up to the scenic waterfall overlook. Trail Mix Inc. crews have also maintained the path's historic character as a mining trail.
Most folks take their bellies pretty seriously, especially when they're in the woods, far from a grocery store. I know several who even have nicknames for their bellies - The Incinerator, Lil' Worm, Big Ike and Elton John just to name a...
One of August's stunning flowers is Lilium "Black Out," an Asiatic hybrid lily.
Asiatic lilies generally have large, non-fragrant flowers, unlike their cousins, the Oriental lilies, whose flowers have a heavy, sweet scent.
Thirty-two students from the Juneau Icefield Research Program will discuss the 10 projects on which they've been working this summer during a presentation at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.