Slip Sliding Away: Addressing receding glaciers is a slippery slope

<strong>Slip Sliding Away:  <brd><strong><strong><i><em>Addressing receding glaciers is a slippery slope</i></em></em>

Needless to say, seeing my first glacier in Juneau, Alaska in 2013 left me in awe and slack-jawed. It is a vivid memory; an imposing valley glacier glistening white with a topaz blue terminus, cradled between craggy, yet majestic, snow-capped

Juneau’s Long Summer Days Boost Wildflower Blooms

Juneau’s Long Summer Days Boost Wildflower Blooms

  Whereas we walk thorough a  meadow and see a cornucopia of colorful flowers, hundreds of years ago, Alaska’s indigenous people saw a grocery, a pharmacy, as many native plants are edible and have medicinal properties and uses. *** Many visitors

Salmon Arrive, Feeding Frenzy Begins

Salmon Arrive, Feeding Frenzy Begins

The chum and coho salmon are arriving at Salmon Creek and the spawning and feeding frenzy has the usually placid creek boiling and roiling as the salmon navigate the shallows. As noted in the Juneau Empire, “their dorsal fins cutting the surface like those of tiny sharks.” Yes,

So Much To See, So Little Time

So Much To See, So Little Time

    For a city of only about 32,000 residents, Juneau, Aklaska offers too many things to go, see, do during the average cruise ship stop of 6 to 10 hours. Although Juneau was founded in the 1880s with the discovery of gold,  gold