Crew member stands in front of an excavator and gravel bags.

On the Trail

Eagle Valley Center: One of our crews has been learning how to use a helical pile driver. This tool will help us install piers into the ground so that we are able to construct a new bridge. 

Treadwell Ditch: We've flown our bridge materials out to the Ditch! One of our crews is camping on the Treadwell Ditch right now to maximize their time. We're in the process of finishing up bridge foundations so that the bridges can be installed in the next couple of weeks. 

Point Bridget: Our crews have removed massive amounts of rotting and slippery boardwalk from the trail. They've been hard at work filling gravel bags in preparation for a fly day once there's a weather window. The gravel will be used to create a trail where there once was a boardwalk. 

Photo of Brewery signs, the top one reading

What We've Been Up To

Barnaby Brewing Co.: In case you didn't hear, we brewed a beer! Our beer, Hike Your Own Hike, is still on tap at Barnaby Brewing Co. For every pour of this beer sold, Barnaby is donating a dollar to Trail Mix. Stop by Barnaby Brewing Co. to help support our trails and local businesses. 

Storm Damage Fundraiser:  Our trails have taken a hit from the intense rain we've had this month. With your support, we can replace broken infrastructure and improve our trails to better withstand the destructive forces of water. Click here to donate. 

Hike for a Pint: Less than one month to complete your Hike for a Pint passport! If you're doing Hike for a Pint, remember to have 5 out of 7 trails completed and redeem your passport by September 15th. 

 

Trail Mix Top Three

View from Blackerby Ridge.

Blackerby Ridge

Katlaax Jíni

Blackerby Ridge is a challenging trail that pays off with grand views. This steep trail winds through the forest and on to the ridge line, where you can follow it all the way to Cairn mountain and beyond.  Enjoy sweeping views of the surrounding mountains, Salmon Creek Dam, and the glacier. 

 

View of Mendenhall Glacier from the start of the Nugget Creek Trail.

Nugget Creek

Sit'.áa

Mendenhall Glacier receives a lot of foot traffic this time of year. If you still want to enjoy the area while escaping the crowds, look no further than the Nugget Creek Trail. This trail spurs off of the East Glacier loop and will lead you along Nugget Creek. This trail meanders through the forest to the Vista Creek Shelter, originally built in the 1930s by the CCC. 

View of Eagle lake and Eagle Glacier.

Eagle Glacier

Asx'ée

The trail to Eagle Glacier is long and peaceful. This trail is perfect for a longer hike with minimal elevation gain. Depending on when you go, you may be able to hear the glacier's movements echoing throughout the valley. 

  • As you hike this season, remember that you can report any trail damage on the Juneau Trails Damage Report. Pictures of the reported damage are incredibly helpful so that our crews are able to understand the issue needing to be fixed. Report responses are reviewed frequently and the issues will be handled by either Trail Mix, Forest Service, or Alaska State Parks. 
Woman in brightly colored exercise gear runs on a trail.

Outrunning Stereotypes With Endurance Athlete Mirna Valerio

The "Mirnavator" is on a mission, driven by a passion for running and the outdoors and a dedication to inclusion and diversity. 

Valerio is many things: an activist, an educator in diversity and inclusion, an advocate for celebrating non-traditional bodies in outdoor spaces, a mother, a pioneer, a runner, an author. However, we are particularly interested in her journey as an ultramarathon athlete turned pro runner, who’s been making a lot of noise about being the antithesis of what a runner is typically portrayed as, or should be.

Trail worker use a pulaski to clear ground while another trail worker rakes.

Thank you for your support!

We're over halfway through our official season and working harder than ever! We can't believe what we've accomplished so far. With your help, we can continue our work to make Juneau's trails the best in the world. If you can, please find a way to support Trail Mix this season. You can become a member, volunteer, and follow us on social media. 

With your support, we can have another groundbreaking season this year! Help us maintain Juneau's world-class trail system. Click the button below to support Trail Mix, all while scoring deals at Foggy Mountain, NAO, and Cycle Alaska. 

 

Trail Mix, Inc.
(907) 209-5069 | info@trailmixinc.org

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