Tuesday, August 29, 2006

View from Mt. Roberts

This is looking out to the wetland, Auke Bay and Shelter Island from Mt. Roberts.

Totally unrelated to this photo, I saw in the Juneau Empire that they arrested two men in the slain wolf case, but they don't think the wolf was Romeo. Posted by Picasa

Monday, August 28, 2006

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Floating icebergs

Rainy, cloudy weather doesn't make for great photos, but had to take a photo of this iceberg floating in the Mendenhall lake. Looks like a duck to me. :) Posted by Picasa

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Little cabin in field

Here's my version of the little old cabin in the field near brotherhood bridge. Filed in landscapes Posted by Picasa

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Quartz among the moss

Spotted this pretty vein of quartz among the moss, ground dogwood and trailing raspberry plants. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

A "Juneau body"

We have our own term for rust damage on vehicles here - "juneau body". Posted by Picasa

Monday, August 21, 2006


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Sunday, August 20, 2006

Father Brown's cross

On top of Mt. Roberts, this cross looks down on Juneau. Filed in trails. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Carving in tree

This tree carving is along the Mt. Roberts loop trail.
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Friday, August 18, 2006

Devil's Club

The hiker's arch-enemy, the dreaded devil's club. Berries are considered to be toxic. The plant is kind of pretty, as long as you don't run into its spiny stems and leaves. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Fly Agaric mushrooms

Photos of the poisonous mushroom of storybooks. Also known as the fly amanita, eating this mushroom can produce intoxication, delirium, and/or convulsions with occasional death. Found this group over on Admiralty. I took photos only :)
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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Pair of common loons

This curious pair followed us around on South Young Lake on Admiralty.
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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Admiralty Island South Young Lake remote cabin

Took Alaska Seaplanes over to Admiralty Island for a night in a remote cabin. Weather was so-so, but it was a great experience. Saw a bear, but didn't get a photo worth posting. It was a 20 minute flight from Juneau.
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Monday, August 14, 2006

Spaulding Meadows trail

Hiked up Spaulding Meadows last Monday when the sun was out for a couple hours.
The trail was less than desirable in parts
By the end of the trail, there was no more blue in my jeans.
But the view at the top was worth it.
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Saturday, August 12, 2006

Stellar's Jay

Saw these two jays on Spaulding Meadows trail.
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Friday, August 11, 2006


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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Some kind of mushroom

I usually like to post the names of things I photograph, but I don't have any idea what kind of mushroom this is. Anyone know??? The shape is similar to a puffball, but it is not in my Alaska mushroom book. Took this photo on the Spaulding Meadows trail. Posted by Picasa
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Monday, August 07, 2006


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