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.

The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center in 1964

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The USDA Forest Service Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center in 1964

The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center in 1964.

The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center opened May 13, 1962 as the first U.S. Forest
Service visitor center in the nation. The architect was Linn Forrest and
the contractor was Triplette Construction, both of Juneau.

Picture by Doug Schonour, Summer of 1964 A.D., © 2014 A.D. by Doug Schonour

A Portion of the Snowslide Creek Avalanche Path on Mt. Roberts

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A Portion of the Snowslide Creek Avalanche Path on Mt. Roberts

A Portion of the Snowslide Creek Avalanche Path on Mt. Roberts.

Picture taken from Thane Road at the base of Mt. Roberts at an altitude of just above sea level. Skyline at the right top is at approximately 3,300 feet. The horizontal distance from the photo point to the skyline in the picture is 9/10ths of a mile (slope distance not calculated). AEL&P’s 69 Kilovolt Line 2 transmission line from the Thane Substation is visible. This line follows the route of the line originally built in 1910 to carry power from the Sheep Creek hydroelectric powerhouse to the Treadwell group of mines on Douglas Island.

Picture by Chris Shay, July 25, 2010 A.D., © 2013 A.D. by Chris Shay

Sky (and a teensy part of Mt. Juneau)

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Sky (and a teensy part of Mt. Juneau)

Sky (and a teensy part of Mt. Juneau).

The RCA Alascom microwave passive reflector was constructed in the mid-1970’s for relaying long distance telephone communications between the downtown and Lena Point locations and took the place of the abandoned much smaller square microwave passive reflector on the northwest shoulder of Mt. Roberts; it is now under the control of Capital Community Broadcasting and is not in use.

Picture by David Kent, 11:05 a.m. ADT, August 12, 2013 A.D., © 2013 A.D.