Andres Velez, left, and Lou Eney work on the Auke Nu Trail on the way to the John Muir Cabin on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Andres Velez, left, and Lou Eney work on the Auke Nu Trail on the way to the John Muir Cabin on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Watch: Forest Service renovates Auke Nu Trail

Crew takes on the worst part of the trail.

The U.S. Forest Service is doing renovation work on the Auke Nu Trail on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. The trail leads to the popular John Muir Cabin.


• Contact staff photographer Michael Penn at 523-2262 and mpenn@juneauempire.com. Follow our Instagram at @Juneau.Life.


The Auke Nu Trail splits off the Spaulding Meadow Trail on its way to the John Muir Cabin on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

The Auke Nu Trail splits off the Spaulding Meadow Trail on its way to the John Muir Cabin on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Andres Velez, right, Jase Tweedy, center, and Lou Eney work on the Auke Nu Trail splits on the way to the John Muir Cabin on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Andres Velez, right, Jase Tweedy, center, and Lou Eney work on the Auke Nu Trail splits on the way to the John Muir Cabin on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Boards on the Auke Nu Trail have fallen in to disrepair on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. The U.S. Forest Service is repairing sections of the trail on a yearly basis. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Boards on the Auke Nu Trail have fallen in to disrepair on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. The U.S. Forest Service is repairing sections of the trail on a yearly basis. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

New turnpike construction on the Auke Nu Trail on the way to the John Muir Cabin on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

New turnpike construction on the Auke Nu Trail on the way to the John Muir Cabin on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Andres Velez, left, Jase Tweedy, center, and Lou Eney work on the Auke Nu Trail on the way to the John Muir Cabin on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Andres Velez, left, Jase Tweedy, center, and Lou Eney work on the Auke Nu Trail on the way to the John Muir Cabin on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Jase Tweedy, right, and Lou Eney work on the Auke Nu Trail on the way to the John Muir Cabin on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Jase Tweedy, right, and Lou Eney work on the Auke Nu Trail on the way to the John Muir Cabin on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Devil’s Club sports red berries along the Auke Nu Trail on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Devil’s Club sports red berries along the Auke Nu Trail on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

The Auke Nu Trail on its way to the John Muir Cabin on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

The Auke Nu Trail on its way to the John Muir Cabin on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

The Auke Nu Trail on its way from the John Muir Cabin on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

The Auke Nu Trail on its way from the John Muir Cabin on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

The Auke Nu Trail ends at the John Muir Cabin on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

The Auke Nu Trail ends at the John Muir Cabin on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

The Auke Nu Trail ends at the John Muir Cabin on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

The Auke Nu Trail ends at the John Muir Cabin on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

The Auke Nu Trail ends at the John Muir Cabin on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

The Auke Nu Trail ends at the John Muir Cabin on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

The view of Gasitneau Channel and Juneau from near the John Muir Cabin on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

The view of Gasitneau Channel and Juneau from near the John Muir Cabin on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

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