Mount Juneau

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Mount Juneau
Juneau Alaska.jpg
Downtown Juneau and Mount Juneau
Elevation 3,576 ft (1,090 m)[1]
Prominence 295 ft (90 m)[1]
Location
Mount Juneau is located in Alaska
Mount Juneau
Mount Juneau
Juneau City and Borough, Alaska, U.S.
Range Boundary Ranges
Coordinates 58°19′10″N 134°24′22″W / 58.3194444°N 134.4061111°W / 58.3194444; -134.4061111Coordinates: 58°19′10″N 134°24′22″W / 58.3194444°N 134.4061111°W / 58.3194444; -134.4061111[2]
Topo map USGS Juneau B-2
Climbing
First ascent Unknown
Easiest route Scramble

Mount Juneau is a 3,576-foot (1,090 m) massif in Southeast Alaska just one and a half miles east of downtown Juneau, Alaska, in the Boundary Ranges.[3]


History[edit]

Mount Juneau is steeped in mining history. Originally named Gold Mountain in 1881 by miners, it was also named Bald Mountain in roughly 1896. The name "Juneau Mountain" was first used in the mining records by Pierre "French Pete" Erussard when he located mining claims on the mountain in 1888.[2]

In 1976, it was proposed by Chuck Keen of Alaska Trams (later to become Mount Juneau Enterprises) that a jigback aerial tramway be built to the top of the mountain.[citation needed] The venture never reached fruition although Goldbelt Inc. did end up building Mount Roberts Tramway to the neighboring Mount Roberts.

Weather[edit]

Mount Juneau receives an estimated 300% more rain than downtown Juneau (which receives 91 inches per year on average).[4]

During winter, Mount Juneau is one of the preeminent avalanche threats to a major population center.[5]

Access[edit]

The trail to Mount Juneau's summit can be accessed via the Perseverance Trail about one mile in from the trailhead. The trail features an assortment of alpine views as well although traverses many steep slopes and caution is prudent in wet or snowy weather.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mount Juneau". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2011-01-01. 
  2. ^ a b "Mount Juneau". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2005-08-06. 
  3. ^ "Mount Juneau and Granite Creek Trail". trails.com. Retrieved 2005-08-06. 
  4. ^ Robert Kanan. "All About Juneau's Rain". Weather Forecast Office Juneau. NOAA. Retrieved 2005-08-06. 
  5. ^ Jason Steele. "City looks at property tax rate reduction". juneauempire.com. Retrieved 2005-08-06. 
  6. ^ "Juneau". alaskajourney.com. Retrieved 2005-08-06.