Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Late Summer/Early Fall 2016 - Juneau, AK

The countdown to California continues...here are a few recent pictures in and around Juneau for future memories.

Late summer view from the top of Mount McGinnis.  Mendenhall Glacier is in the background.
Early fall overlooking Herbert Glacier and River.
Fading sunlight streaming through clouds over downtown Juneau and Douglas.
View from the living room of David Levin; Auke Bay is in the immediate background.
Another view of Auke Bay from the living room of David Levin.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Blackerby Ridge - Juneau, AK

The days are counting down until I leave Juneau.  Therefore, the pressure is on to redo all of the classic Juneau hikes.  I did McGinnis a week ago, and the week before that Jumbo and Mount Juneau.  I followed those up with Blackerby Ridge a couple of days ago.  Although I didn't complete the ridge to Cairn Peak, I traversed the bulk of the ridge, which without a doubt is the ultimate ridge hike in Juneau.  This is the second time I've been up on the ridge, and this second time killed my knees.  But they have recovered, and I'm grateful for the alpine experience.  The pictures below sum up the experience pretty well.