WESTJUNEAU WEEKLY PICTURE The very top of Olds Mountain at Sunset Olds Mountain is 4,453 feet, named in A.D. 1902 for John Olds, a pioneer Juneau miner and hotel man. Mt. Juneau Ridge is in the foreground. View from Granite Creek Basin Picture by David Kent, 5:41 p.m. AST, March 5, 2016 A.D., © 2016 … Continue reading "The very top of Olds Mountain at Sunset"
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. … Continue reading "The View From the Top of Snowslide Gulch"
WEST JUNEAU WEEKLY PICTURE The USDA Forest Service 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 … Continue reading "The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center in 1964"
WEST JUNEAU WEEKLY PICTURE 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 … Continue reading "A Portion of the Snowslide Creek Avalanche Path on Mt. Roberts"
WEST JUNEAU WEEKLY PICTURE 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. … Continue reading "Sky (and a teensy part of Mt. Juneau)"