Recreation

Katie McCaffrey racing the Herbert Glacier Trail. (Gabe Donohoe | For the Juneau Empire)

Photos: Biking and hiking Herbert Glacier

Over the weekend Katie McCaffrey and I spent almost eight hours approaching and exploring the Herbert Glacier at mile 28 on the Juneau road system.… Continue reading

 

In this 2008 file photo, Nathan Gaudreault, left, and Tyler Gress work their way up The Rock Dump’s climbing walls. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Rock Dump fundraises with movie today

The Rock Dump Climbing Gym will screen adventure movie “The Dawn Wall” at Goldtown Nickelodeon today and tomorrow to fundraise for the gym. The film… Continue reading

 

The first snowfall of the season at Eaglecrest Ski Area on a service road. (Courtesy photo | Charlie Herrington)

Eaglecrest hit with first snowfall

Termination dust — the powdery snowfall that indicates the end of summer — now lines Juneau peaks.

 

Flowers bloom at the Jensen-Olson Arboretum in July 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Arboretum reopens after bear-forced closure

The Jensen-Olson Arboretum resumes normal business hours today after repeated visits from a hungry bear kept it closed for about a month, according to a… Continue reading

Flowers bloom at the Jensen-Olson Arboretum in July 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Steve Morley leads Maisy Morley down Perseverance Trail during the Perseverance Trail Run/Ben Blackgoat Memorial on Saturday, June 16, 2018. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)

Perseverance Trail closed for rock work

Perseverance Trail and part of Basin Road will be closed for excavation work starting today and lasting through Oct. 9.

Steve Morley leads Maisy Morley down Perseverance Trail during the Perseverance Trail Run/Ben Blackgoat Memorial on Saturday, June 16, 2018. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)
Ron Flint takes a ride on the completed lower section of a mountain bike trail at the Eaglecrest Ski Area August 2015. Volunteers with the Juneau Freewheelers Cycle Club and Eaglecrest staff worked on the downhill trail. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Eaglecrest to explore mountain bike course, install new snowmaking

A mountain bike course might be in the works for Eaglecrest Ski Area. A world-renown bike park design group has planned a visit to Juneau… Continue reading

Ron Flint takes a ride on the completed lower section of a mountain bike trail at the Eaglecrest Ski Area August 2015. Volunteers with the Juneau Freewheelers Cycle Club and Eaglecrest staff worked on the downhill trail. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Roger Castillo watches as a coho salmon he caught leaps he fishes at the Wayside Park on Channel Drive on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has increased the limit to 12 coho salmon in the designated saltwater hatchery sport harvest area due to the large number of returning hatchery coho salmon in excess of broodstock needs. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Roger Castillo watches as a coho salmon he caught leaps he fishes at the Wayside Park on Channel Drive on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has increased the limit to 12 coho salmon in the designated saltwater hatchery sport harvest area due to the large number of returning hatchery coho salmon in excess of broodstock needs. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Marc Ramonda, development recreation manager for the Juneau Ranger District, speaks about renovations at Lena Beach Recreation Area on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. The area opened this weekend after two new shelters were installed, among other improvements. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)

Lena Beach now open after renovations

A few charred pieces of firewood sat on Lena Beach on Saturday morning, evidence of a bonfire the night before. Juneau Ranger District Developed Recreation… Continue reading

Marc Ramonda, development recreation manager for the Juneau Ranger District, speaks about renovations at Lena Beach Recreation Area on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. The area opened this weekend after two new shelters were installed, among other improvements. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)

Disc golf tourney brings together best local players

The Friends of Aant’iyeik Disc Golf Club is hosting the 13th annual Greatland Cup Saturday and Sunday at Aant’iyeik Park. The tournament consists of three… Continue reading

Trail Mix crew works as parts of a new bridge are lowered by helicopter at Paris Creek on the Treadwell Ditch Trail on Thursday, July 6, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Lumber, materials stolen from trail maintenance nonprofit

Trail Mix, Inc., a nonprofit that maintains Juneau’s trails, has a fairly short season in which to work. The nonprofit suffered a major setback this… Continue reading

Trail Mix crew works as parts of a new bridge are lowered by helicopter at Paris Creek on the Treadwell Ditch Trail on Thursday, July 6, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Scott and Shari Guenther pull in a catch during the 72nd Annual Golden North Salmon Derby on Friday, August 17, 2018, sponsored by the Territorial Sportsmen. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Scott and Shari Guenther pull in a catch during the 72nd Annual Golden North Salmon Derby on Friday, August 17, 2018, sponsored by the Territorial Sportsmen. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)