Mount Roberts Tramway — Juneau


We reached Juneau and the fabulous weather of Ketchikan held.  Ursula and I have been to Juneau many times, but never have we made it up the Mount Roberts Tramway, and with good reason—I hate heights.  Alas, this time Ursula would not be denied.

And so it was with heart pounding, palms sweating, and knees shaking that I stepped aboard the tram at the foot of Mount Roberts.  Well, that’s an exaggeration.  Just barely.

Was the trip worth the sweats?  Yep.  Reaching the top, we took a hike into the surrounding area.  Tall peaks and green meadows were in evidence everywhere.  And then there were those stunning views of Juneau and the snow-topped mountains beyond.

Yeah . . . I’d do it again.  And here’s why:

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6 responses to “Mount Roberts Tramway — Juneau

  1. Sandra

    Beautiful!

  2. rogparish

    You appear to have caught the tide changing. I didn’t know that Juneau got a tidal bore.

    • I’m not so sure on that, Roger. Turnagain Arm between Seward and Juneau is famous for that phenomena, but not the waters leading to Juneau’s Port. Watching the rather slow progression of that wave front, it appeared to me to be caused by a sudden increase in wind.

  3. Linda

    Wow Doug!! Just WOW!! :-)

  4. I would’ve been scared to death! :) But very, very cool! And well worth it, I bet! :)