On The Trail Below The Cross

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On The Trail Below The Cross on Mt. Roberts

On The Trail Below The Cross on Mt. Roberts.

Looking northeast from the Mt. Roberts Trail, at the top right of the picture is the northern end of Gold Ridge; on the left in the far distance is the Mt. Juneau Ridge, and just to the right of center a portion of Olds Mountain is visible. Last Chance Basin is out of the picture to the left, and out of sight – beyond and below the ridge on the far side of the bowl is Snowslide Gulch.

Picture by O. Richard (Dick) Kent, 8:00 p.m. ADT, July 7, 2007, © 2007

Snowslide Gulch and the Northern End of Gold Ridge

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Snowslide Gulch and the Northern End of Gold Ridge of Mt. Roberts

Snowslide Gulch and the northern end of Gold Ridge of Mt. Roberts.

This picture was taken from the Mt. Juneau Trail looking southeast across the Gold Creek canyon with the northern end of Gold Ridge of Mt. Roberts at the skyline and the gulches below it that are part of Snowslide Gulch. The primary Snowslide Gulch path slopes diagonally upward from Gold Creek (out of sight at the lower right) and becomes vertical at the upper left of the shoulder of Mt. Roberts. The foot of Snowslide Gulch is 1.2 miles to the ENE of the State Capitol in downtown Juneau and lies at the eastern end of Last Chance Basin. Joe Juneau, Richard Harris, and the Tlingit Chief Kowee climbed Snowslide Gulch October 3, 1880 and crossed over into what Harris named Silver Bow Basin where they discovered gold. The rest they say is history with the founding of the townsite of Juneau.

Picture by O. Richard (Dick) Kent, 11:16 a.m. ADT, July 16, 2005, © 2006