Gastineau Peak, Juneau – Day 5

Alaska – Day 5 – 6/30/15

I have 24 hours in Juneau starting at 7am.

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Beautiful morning

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Mendenhall Glacier

I hiked up to the top of Gastineau Peak. 3666 ft in 3 miles.  I love these hikes you can do right from town.  They have been plenty hard too. I was rewarded with gorgeous views in all directions. 

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What flower is this?

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The top

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A 3X lens can only do so much.

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A tram takes lazy people about half way up (or down).  On my way down I stopped and asked how much a one way ticket was.  $10 or buy $10 of food or drink in the restaurant and just show your receipt.  That was an easy decision.  I had my first beer of the trip and decided to be lazy.

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8 thoughts on “Gastineau Peak, Juneau – Day 5

  1. Joyce Miller

    Nice to read your daily blogs. I’m currently reading A Wolf Called Romeo who spent 7 years interacting with people on/near the Mendenhall Glacier-great book!

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  2. Rob Ueltzen

    Did you ever read the book “Dirty Work?” It’s written by a lady who worked on trail teams, was a trail boss in Idaho or Montana and latter in Alaska. Good book. Heard Alaska has numerous wildfires going on.

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    1. nancyhikes Post author

      I still have not read it. But it is on my Kindle app on my phone. I might read it up here if I get extra down time. Bummer about the fires. I am hoping they are out by the time I get to Denali. Doubtful tho.

      Reply

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