Mount Juneau Climber's Log
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|jimegan||Mt Juneau |
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2012
|Climbed from the Golden Princess docked in Juneau on a rainy day without any views at the top. Took about 5 hours. No snow and the trail was in good shape.|
|Posted Sep 8, 2012 10:24 pm|
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2011
|Posted Nov 6, 2011 12:01 am|
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2011
|Today, Kessler (my nine year old son) and I climbed Mount Juneau. Since we were warned that Mount Juneau was a difficult hike (at least for a seven year old), it was decided that Shaylee and Kimberly would hike the Perseverance Trail and visit the Gold Mining Museum rather than attempting the summit. |
The four of us set off from the Juneau Hostel and walked along the roads to the trailhead. We then hiked up the trail past the mining equipment and up to Ebner Falls. The weather was good so just above Ebner Falls, Kessler and I headed up towards Mount Juneau while Shaylee and Kimberly turned around in order to hike back down to the Gold Mining Museum.
Kessler and I found the trail up Mount Juneau to be a little wet since the brush was close, but it wasn’t too bad and we made our way steadily up the mountain. About 1/2 of the way up was a very trick stream crossing, the first major obstacle of the hike. The waterfall and stream were pretty roaring this early in the year, but we crossed it without any problems.
About 2/3 of the way up the mountain, the trail steepened and headed straight up the mountain. In this area we saw several mountain goats and some bald eagles. The views were fantastic since we were now above timberline for the rest of the climb.
Since the trail was south facing, there were only a few snowfields to cross and with the good weather we made much faster progress than we had on Mount Roberts a few days earlier.
Eventually we found ourselves on the summit of Mount Juneau. It was a pretty clear day and we could see seemingly forever (all the way as far as the Glacier Bay area). There was an endless sea of peaks visible in almost all directions and it was a grand site for sure.
Another couple from Alaska met us on top and we chatted before they headed on. After relishing the fine views and exploring around the summit, we headed back down the mountain.
We walked down the trail and then hiked the Flume Trail back down to the coast. At the Juneau Library we met Kim and Shaylee and we decided to fly to the Taku lodge to eat dinner there since the weather was so fantastically clear.
|Posted Sep 9, 2011 1:14 pm|
|Flyingclimber||Mt. Juneau |
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2010
|Just a hike up. Hot day for Juneau, was 72 and little wind. Hiked on the top ridge for awhile but didn't have time to go down Granite Basin. Next time|
|Posted Jun 13, 2010 3:29 pm|
|If you have enough time and clear weather, continue along the ridge and return on the Granite Basin trail.|
|Posted Feb 26, 2010 5:27 pm|
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2009
|Steep, barely there trail, one of my favorites. Good views as well.|
|Posted Jul 3, 2009 2:49 pm|
|dswink||Steep hike in lush forests |
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2005
|A tough hike with lots of altitude gain. The payoff was great views.|
|Posted Mar 10, 2008 2:55 am|
|buzzdainer||Cloudy day |
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 1998
|Visibility was bad. Glad to have been with a local.|
|Posted Oct 16, 2007 7:11 pm|
|Casey Bates||Clear Day |
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2006
|Posted Nov 8, 2006 8:30 am|