Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Abandoned Boat

Old abandoned boats can be found along the shore adjacent to Thane Road (a roughly 6 mile road that runs south, from downtown Juneau, adjacent to Gastineau Channel). A portion of Douglas, Alaska, which is located across the channel, can be seen in the background.
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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Watery Wednesday

On a drive out the North Douglas Highway this morning, I discovered this view from the shore of the North Douglas Boat Launch.
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Monday, March 29, 2010

Seward's Day

Alaska state and Juneau city employees had the day off today in honor of Seward’s Day, but it was business as usual for many local businesses, federal employees, and schools. (Pictured here is a look toward the intersection of Seward Street and Front Street)

What is Seward’s Day? In 1867, Secretary of State William H. Seward negotiated with Russia to purchase Alaska for 7.2 million dollars (2 cents an acre). Many disagreed with the decision calling it Seward’s Folly or Seward’s Icebox. Personally, I think he was a great visionary.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Beach Combing

If you enjoy beach combing, the Outer Point Area, near the end of North Douglas Highway, is a great place to explore.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Eaglecrest II

Spring Breakers wait in line for the Hooter Chairlift.

Friday, March 26, 2010


Since the kids are on Spring Break, I took them skiing up at Eaglecrest today. They had a great time skiing with their friends on Hooter, while I took photos, read, and wished I could go skiing too.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Blue Sky

It was a beautiful day once the fog lifted.
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Soccer Alaskan Style

The surprise snow we received over night didn't stop these girls from getting out their snow shovels and prepping Adair-Kennedy field to play some soccer.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Sitka Black-Tailed Deer

This doe, along with two others, made her way down the hillside to nibble on some green shoots emerging along Glacier Highway.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Sea Anemones

At low tide it’s fascinating to explore the intertidal zone. When I came across these sea anemones, I felt like I had hit the mother lode. I’ve never seen such a variety of colors in this small of a tide pool.

Friday, March 19, 2010

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Photo by Stephen Cherry

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Alaska Steam Ship Dock

Low tide along the Alaska Steam Ship Dock

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

All-Eagle Totem Pole

In 1993, a "Raven" totem pole was erected on the campus of the University of Alaska-Southeast (Juneau). In order to provide social and spiritual balance between the Eagle and Raven clans of the Tlingit and Haida cultures, an “All-Eagle” totem pole has been carved by TJ and Joe Young, of Hydaburg, Alaska. The forty-five feet, red cedar pole is from Prince of Wales Island and was donated by the Sealaska Corporation. Its final length is thirty-six feet. A traditional ceremony will be held when the “All-Eagle” totem is raised this spring.

Monday, March 15, 2010

CBJ Greenhouse

As the weather beings to warm up again, so do the green thumbs at the CBJ (City and Borough of Juneau) greenhouse.
*The mountains in the background are Mt. McGinnis (left) and Mt. Stroller White.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Plowing Egan Drive

The National Weather Service issued a “Winter Storm Warning” yesterday. They predicted we would receive 8 to 12 inches of snow by midnight, but we didn’t come close. I have mixed emotions about this one. I love the snow and would love for Juneau to receive more, but, on the other hand, it’s that much less we have to plow or shovel.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Air National Guard

An Air National Guard helicopter returns with a Juneau Mountain Rescue Team after rescuing an “extreme hiker” who was stranded on Meade Glacier.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Winter has Returned

Everyone was beginning to think that spring was here to stay with the warmer than normal weather we were receiving. Guess we were wrong.

Monday, March 8, 2010

High Winds

Early Friday morning we had beautiful blue sky. The mountains were covered with fresh snow, and we see for miles. By about 9 a.m. the winds had picked up and it had started snowing. Saturday morning, it was evident that we had received some strong gusts over night. These Mendenhall Valley residents had the top of a large spruce tree fall on their van. Thankfully the damage wasn’t worse and no one was injured.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Art Display

Elementary students art is on display at the Nugget Mall.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Boy Scout Beach

This is a view, looking north, from Boy Scout Beach (the speck of white on the little island is the Sentinel Island Lighthouse).

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Eagles congregating near the Mendenhall River

Monday, March 1, 2010

Rainy Day

A look across Gastineau Channel toward downtown Juneau