Posts Tagged ‘Juneau’

On Location: SE Alaska!

Map of route through Inside Passage, British Columbia and Southeast Alaska

Updated August 4, 2012 Follow along on a photo journey through Southeast Alaska via the Alaska Marine Highway System.  Our three week adventure begins in Bellingham, Washington, cruises through the Inside Passage of coastal British Columbia, then continues north with stops in Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg, Glacier Bay, Juneau, Tracy Arm and Sitka.  See whale, otter, […]


Best Sights and Restaurants of Southeast Alaska

Fishing wharfs, Sitka, Alaska

Here are my favorite sights and restaurants in Southeast Alaska, along with a few tips for getting around when traveling via the Alaska Marine Highway System without a car. Favorite Sights in Southeast Alaska #1  Glacier Bay National Park While Tracy Arm (see #2 below) probably has an edge over Glacier Bay on visually stunning […]


Southeast Alaska Day 19 – Wow! Tracy Arm!

Harbor seals on iceberg, Tracy Arm, Alaska

July 17, 2012   Imagine a 30+ mile long Yosemite Valley flooded with 600 feet of water with 6000 foot peaks rising straight up out of the water.  Imagine more Yosemite Valleys breaking out along the length of this first one, each with 8000 foot peaks rising above the valley floor.  Imagine all this Yosemite […]


Southeast Alaska Day 18 – Alaska State Museum

Seal decoy helmet, Alaska State Museum, Juneau, Alaska

July 16, 2012 The Alaska State Museum in downtown Juneau provides world-class exhibits on the culture of early northern Native Americans, settlement of Alaska by Russians and the subsequent sale of the territory to the United States, and Alaska’s role in fighting the Japanese in the Aleutian Islands during World War II. For me, the […]


Southeast Alaska Day 17 – More Mendenhall

Photographer at Mendenhall Lake, Juneau, Alaska

July 15, 2012 Today I returned to Mendenhall Lake with the family.  We hiked out to Nugget Falls as well as the salmon and bear viewing trails near the parking lot.  Still a bit too early for salmon and bear, but Nugget Falls was flowing at full steam.   Continue to Day 18 – Alaska […]


Southeast Alaska Day 16 – Mendenhall Glacier Evening Walk

Iceberg "berg-bit" on Mendenhall Lake, Juneau, Alaska

July 14, 2012 We are back in Juneau on a late afternoon flight from Glacier Bay National Park. After dinner, groceries and settling in at the Beach House B&B, I take a late evening stroll out to photograph Nugget Falls at bits of icebergs (AKA “berg-bits”) on Mendenhall Glacier.  I got some nice shots of […]


Southeast Alaska Day 14 – Mount Roberts Tramway and Arrival in Glacier Bay

Forest Loop Trail, Bartlett Cove, Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska

July 12, 2012 Today we shelled out $72.50 for two adults and a child to ride the Mount Roberts Tramway up the side of Mount Roberts.  We are definitely back in the “Alaska Tourist Zone” again with all the high-priced gift shops, jewelry stores and spendy attractions that surround the cruise ship docks.  Our time […]