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.

Mt. Roberts from Evergreen Cemetery

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Mt. Roberts from Evergreen Cemetery

Mt. Roberts from Evergreen Cemetery.

Mt. Maria is on the left and Gold Ridge of Mt. Roberts is the mostly level ridge at the skyline. The Cross is in the Catholic section of the cemetery with the top of Snowslide Gulch at the eastern end of Last Chance Basin visible above the top of it. The Mt. Roberts Tramway upper terminal platform is visible at the upper right. Evergreen Cemetery is located at the foot of Mt. Juneau and has close to 6,200 recorded burials.

Picture by O. Richard (Dick) Kent, 2:25 p.m. AST, February 22, 2010, © 2010

Snowslide Gulch

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Snowslide Gulch at the eastern end of Last Chance Basin

Snowslide Gulch  at the eastern end of Last Chance Basin.

Last Chance Basin is separated by a spur ridge of Mt. Roberts from downtown Juneau, Alaska. Gold Creek (looking upstream) is in the foreground and the north end of Gold Ridge on Mt. Roberts is at the upper right. The vertical distance from Gold Creek at 340 feet above sea level (MLLW) at the camera, to the top of the gulch at 2,260 feet, is 1,920 ft. The Jualpa Camp of the Alaska Juneau Gold Mining Co. is out of the picture on the right. Snowslide Gulch is formed by the Silverbow Fault which stretches west from Silver Bow Basin on the other side of Snowslide Gulch, to the northwest end of Douglas Island. The fault forms the gap for Gold Creek between Mt. Juneau and Mt. Maria which is at the NW end of the spur ridge of Mt. Roberts.

Picture by O. Richard (Dick) Kent, 5:42 p.m. ADT, May 29, 2008, © 2008