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

A View from the Southern End of Thunder Mountain

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A View from the Southern End of Thunder Mountain

A View from the Southern End of Thunder Mountain.

This shot was taken from the southern end of Thunder Mountain at the overlook of Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure looking towards the Fish Creek Valley on Douglas Island. A portion of the runway and taxiway of the Juneau International Airport is shown adjacent to part of the 4,000 acre Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge while at a low tide of minus 0.1 feet; the main navigation channel of Gastineau Channel is in the center of the picture.

Picture by O. Richard (Dick) Kent, 11:09 a.m. ADT, June 30, 2006, © 2006