First, U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, third from right, and Gov. Sarah Palin, center, cut a ribbon Saturday at the Perseverance Trail tocelebrate the work done to improve trail access and safety conditions. Other ribbon cutters include Rep. Andrea Doll, D-Juneau, Sen. Kim Elton, D-Juneau, Mayor Bruce Botelho and Alaska State Parks Director James King.
Second, Stevens and Doll are given a ride up the trail by Steve Handy of Juneau Mountain Rescue. Stevens created the Alaska Trails Initiative in 2005 which has funded $2 million in Alaska trail projects, $800,000 of which went to the Perseverance Trail.