First named Auke Glacier in 1879 by Naturalist John Muir for the Aak'w Kwaan of the Tlingit tribe, Mendenhall Glacier was subsequently renamed in 1892 for the noted scientist Thomas Corwin Mendenhall,... more
The driver dropped us off at the Mt. Roberts Tramway, which we had purchased tickets on the ship. I was a little concerned when I got advance tickets that it would be bad weather (I had heard so much... more
During this 3-hour cruise/tour, an on-board naturalist will explain much about the wildlife and natural phenomena, such as the glaciers, that you will see. On our cruise, the naturalist happened to be... more
Next we went to the salmon hatchery and they explained how they raised salmon. They collect the eggs and milt and then raise the small salmon to a certain size and let them go out to the ocean and... more
I'm not quite sure what brought "The Red Dog Saloon" all of its notariety, but it does seem to be a place that most people want to see when they visit Juneau. The Red Dog's own website doesn't even... more
One place I really wanted to go to in Juneau on this latest trip was the "Alaska State Museum." My daughter and I walked about a mile from the ship to get there and spent at least an hour there, but... more
This picture was taken by my father in 1973. The Russian influence is still visible throughout this part of Alaska.
From the church's website:
"Although there were no Russians in Juneau at that time... more
Been down to Juneau many times in the winter - during the legislative session. This was my second summer trip and again - Wow! Sunny 4 out of 5 days. 70 degrees and more every day. My daughter says......