Another beautiful, sunny, warm day in Juneau
Beautiful = beautiful (mountains are gorgeous)
Sunny = drizzly
Warm = ~55 degrees
So I'm using my imagination a little. But it really is lovely here. I'm back at Silverbow getting ready to head over to Shane's with CB. I'm gonna shoot a gun or two, excavate some things, and maybe ride a big-wheeled motorcycle. Debbie is at work today; she has to make some money so I can continue to sponge off of her this week. Good show, Deb!
Yesterday she, CB and I hiked up Mount Roberts, about a 5 mile round trip when you add in all the little side loops we did. Mount Roberts is at the top of a tramway and usually affords you a gorgeous view of the city. There was a lot of mist and cloud cover yesterday, so the view was of a lot of mist and cloud cover, but you can probably make out the cruise ships in the one picture and a little bit of the town, and of course the tramway supports, in the other.
At the top, we saw some wild blueberry bushes:
and a bald eagle in a rehabilitation program. The keeper said that today they are releasing a bunch of eagles into the wild, which is great. Not so great is that this particular eagle can never be released; she is partially blind and has balance and equilibrium problems. (I could think of a joke to insert here, but I felt bad for her and I guess got a dose of patriotism or something. Eagles really are beautiful birds, and it made me a little sad that she'll probably never fly again.)
And of course on the way down, CB had a bath:
Next hike will probably be along Mendenhall Glacier. Right now I'm off to Shane's! I will return with pictures of me packing heat and operating heavy machinery!