Mount Roberts

 

It’s just a three-mile hike up a well-marked trail to the 2,200-foot summit, but what you can see in this half-day above Juneau, Alaska! There are bald eagles and ravens soaring overhead; hoary marmots whistling up-down-and-around the mountain to one another; and if you go up in early summer (postholing a bit through snow near the top), look out for a resident Mama black bear who often toboggans with her cubs on their butts down the snowfields; then they climb up to do it again! On a clear day — fantastic views of the Inside Passage fjords (with cruise ships looking like toy boats sliding up Gastineau Channel).

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