Coming down the Mt. Roberts Trail

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Coming down the Mt. Roberts Trail

Coming down the Mt. Roberts Trail.

Douglas Island is on the left and Mt. Juneau on the right with Gastineau Channel and downtown Juneau (including the Federal Building, Harris Harbor, and Aurora Basin) between. The Chilkat Mountains on the far side of Lynn Canal are in the far distance; the Mendenhall wetlands with the Juneau International Airport are off the end of Douglas Island and the Mendenhall Peninsula and Auke Bay are beyond that.

Picture by O. Richard (Dick) Kent, 2:11 p.m. ADT, September 15, 2010, © 2010

Above Auke Bay Looking Southeast

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Above Auke Bay Looking Southeast

Above Auke Bay Looking Southeast.

Foreground: Mendenhall Peninsula with “The Cut” at the far right (one of the approaches to the Juneau International Airport). Center left: The Juneau International Airport with adjacent float plane basin. Remainder of the middle portion: Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge at low tide with part of the Mendenhall River visible at the near end of the runway and visible over the center of the Mendenhall Peninsula. Douglas Island is on the upper right with Fish Creek Valley visible. At the upper left from left to right: Small part of Blackerby Ridge, then Mt. Juneau, Mt. Roberts, Middle Peak and West Peak and Salisbury Ridge with Gastineau Channel at the foot of those mountains. Downtown Juneau is at the foot of Mt. Juneau and of Mt. Roberts. In the far distance in the center of the picture are the mountains on the far side of Taku Inlet.

Picture by O. Richard (Dick) Kent, 5:18 p.m. ADT, June 28, 2007, © 2008

Auke Bay, Alaska

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Auke Bay, Alaska – From a Helicopter

Auke Bay, Alaska - From a Helicopter.

Auke Bay is ten miles northwest of the State Capitol in downtown Juneau as the crow flies. The Auke Bay Harbor is front and center, a small portion of Auke Lake shows at the upper right. The zip code for Auke Bay is 99821.

From the City and Borough of Juneau Web Site:
Auke Bay Harbor: (907) 789-0819. This moorage facility is located 12 miles by road to the north of Juneau. The harbor is connected to town by road. Be prepared to be sent here if space is at a premium downtown. The Don D. Statter Harbor facilities provides 6,000′ of transient moorage for boats up to 200′ in length. Moorage is on a first-come, first-served basis. Register at the Harbor Master’s office (located at the head of the floats) to get current rules and regulations for transient moorage. The Length of stay varies, and you could be cited for over-staying. Water, showers, and pump-out are available. Showers and carts are found at the Harbor Master’s office (hours are 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. in May but are usually extended later in the summer.) There is a public grid.

Picture by O. Richard (Dick) Kent, 5:17 p.m. ADT, June 28, 2007, © 2007