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

Hawthorne Peak, Middle Peak, and West Peak

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Hawthorne Peak, Middle Peak, and West Peak

Hawthorne Peak, Middle Peak, and West Peak.

This picture was taken from Blueberry Hills Road South looking ESE some 7 miles. Left to right: Hawthorne Peak – 4,210 ft.; Middle Peak – 3,722 ft.; West Peak – 3,620 ft. The shoulder of Mt. Roberts is on the left. Middle Peak is 6.6 miles from the State Capitol in downtown Juneau, Alaska. Hawthorne Peak was named in 1890 by Lt. Comdr. H. B. Mansfield, U.S. Navy. Published in 1893 by the U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey on Chart #8235; it was formerly named East Peak.

Picture by David Kent, 10:03 a.m. ADT, April 3, 2007, © 2007