A view from the Diamond Princess in Juneau – Part 1

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A view from the Skywalkers Nightclub, Deck 17, on the Diamond Princess

A view from the Skywalkers Nightclub, Deck 17, on the Diamond Princess.

The ship is docked at the South Franklin Dock. The AJ Rock Dump with the Taku Oil Facility, Gastineau Channel, and Douglas Island are visible. The greenish cast is from the tint of the windows.

Picture by O. Richard (Dick) Kent, 2:38 p.m. ADT, September 18, 2012 A.D., © 2016 A.D.

Clear, But With Cumulus Clouds To The South

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Clear, But With Cumulus Clouds To The South

Clear, But With Cumulus Clouds To The South.

The National Weather Service at 3:29 PM, May 19th: Isolated showers and thunderstorms are developing and will continue through the early evening. Radar imagery is showing increased activity in the region. Lightning strikes have been detected on Kupreanof Island…Admiralty Island and into eastern Chichagof Island. Be cautious when outdoors near thunderstorms.

The Juneau area that day remained clear and mostly clear and the thunderstorms did not reach Juneau.

Picture by David Kent, 3:38 p.m. ADT, May 19, 2015 A.D., © 2015 A.D.

The View From the Top of Snowslide Gulch

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The View From the Top of Snowslide Gulch

The View From the Top of Snowslide Gulch.

In the center in the very far distance the snow-capped Chilkat Range on the far side of Lynn Canal; in the far distance the northern end of Douglas Island, Gastineau Channel, the two boat harbors, and part of Downtown Juneau can be seen. Left to right in Last Chance Basin: The Alaska Juneau Gold Mining Co.’s Jualpa Camp is where the red roofs are on a lower slope of Mt. Roberts, then Gold Creek, Basin Road, and a tiny part of Perseverance Road (open to vehicles then) climbing the lower slope of Mt. Juneau and then becoming the Perseverance Trail – first visible in the photo where it passes around Cape Horn. Mt. Juneau fills much of the photo. And yes, I hiked to that spot, but not up the gulch itself! For the view from the bottom, 1,920 feet below, see this post: Snowslide Gulch. For the view from Evergreen Cemetery (far left of Mt. Roberts above the Cross) see this post: Mt. Roberts from Evergreen Cemetery.

Picture by David Kent, May 24, 1980 A.D., © 2015 A.D.