WEST JUNEAU WEEKLY PICTURE
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.