Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Glacier

Just thought this was a good shot.


There are actually like 4 glaciers around Juneau. This one is easy to get to though.
It is receding at a fast rate. During the winter, the water freezes and a person can cross coutry ski up to the glacier. I am looking forward to that,

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Mendenhall Glacier

Mendenhall Glacier is about 10 miles from downtown Juneau, It is also where I took the pictures of the bears. The mountains are in the Tongas forest.

1950 Glacier line

The sign shows where the glacier was in 1950.

from Douglas Island

This is the Mendenhall Glacier from Douglas Island. You can camp by the water here on Douglas.

Mendenhall Glacier

Here is the Mendenhall glacier. It is about 10 miles from downtown Juneau. It is a retreating Glacier. It has been retreating for at least 100 years. The rate of retreat is increasing in recent years.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Do Bears crap in the woods?

Yes, they crap where ever they want to crap. I went for a hike today and on the trail I saw lots of bear poop. I did not see any bears though - just the poop.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

trails closed because of bears

Bears around so trails closed.

Bear by the stream

This bear was just walking up the stream.

bear in a tree

This bear had eaten his fish and wanted to take a nap.

Sunday, August 24, 2008


The town you see is Douglas. You have to cross a bridge to get to it. I will be living over there next week. Instead of seagulls on light polls by the highway, we have eagles.
Those are big birds to have sitting where seagulls are suppose to sit.


An Island in calm waters. It rained hard after I tood the picture.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

The house resting at a slant

Just thought I would put up the other picture. See how it is tied down so it will not float away.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

House Boat on the rocks

A fellow lives in this houseboat. When the tide is in, it floats on the water. When the tide is out, the house rests on the bank. See how the house is slanted.

It is raining today. They say we had Juneau weather today.

See the Eagle?

There is an Eagle on the post, do you see it. The Eagle was chirping at me as I was taking pictures of him. He just stayed on the stump and would not move.
That is an old hull of a boat also.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The end of the road

I traveled, in my new, old truck, to the end of the road. 20 miles down the road the sign said Road Ends. This cove is at the end of the road. 70 degrees today. I was talking to one local and he said it was too warm, it made him feel like taking his coat off,

Cruise Ship going into Juneau

About 4 ships come in daily to Juneau. The streets fill up with people who are shopping. They get back on the ship and are gone.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Downtown Juneau

There are 3 or 4 cruise ships daily that drop in Juneau. About 5 or 6 blocks have little Alaska shops and the people are all over the place. Typical temperature here is 62 at 2:30 in the afternoon. I like it so far.

Juneau Sun

Lots of people are telling me that the sun is not normal. They say, "Get out and enjoy it, because we have had steady rain." It is supposed to rain more than Seattle or Portland. I have had 2 sunny days though. We even reached 70 degrees.

Juneau, AK

This is a typical picture.

My new truck in Juneau, AK

Here is my new (old) truck. It is a 99 Chevy 2500, V8. The longest drive you can do is 60 miles so I figure I will not put on tons of miles. Gas in $4.60 gallon.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Bye OR Coast

I will be heading to Juneau early next week. Seeing the OR coast was great!

Resting on the OR coast

These critters were noisy but resting.

Oregon Coast

The Oregon Coast is beautiful!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Tacoma, WA

Looking for Pirate Treasure in Tacoma, WA. You have to know where to look.

bye San Juans

This is on the ferry leaving. One ferry broke down so it is harder to get in and out of the San Juans. Hope they get the ferry fixed soon.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

San Juans

I liked the kayaks and boat.

San Juan Islands

I got to hang out here for a couple of days - Great! See the two deer?

Blue Angels taking off

These are 4 Blue Angels taking off at one time! The noise was amazing. It made my hair stand up on my arm! This was at Boeing Field during SeaFair. Behind them are 2 more jets that took off right after them.

Blue Angels

The Blue Angels took off from Boeing Field. It was amazing!

downtown Seattle

Spent a couple of days in Seattle.


Here is Seattle! Great place on a sunny day!