"Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning." Psalm 30:5

Friday, July 9, 2010

Mount Roberts Trail and Tramway

Sarah and I took her car in to be serviced Thursday morning and then had breakfast out in the Valley - waffles!!!  Didn't think to take a picture but they were good.
Today was a REAL hike - not just a walk.  Karen and I hiked the Mt. Roberts Trail up to the tram station and rode down on the tram.  Back in the day, there was a lot of mining done in this area.  They say there are more miles of mining tunnels in Mt. Roberts than there are roads in Juneau.  It took Karen and I a little over two hours to get to our destination - the tram stop.    The trail goes up even further. I am so glad I wore my hiking boots!!!

After all the rain in the last week, parts of it were really muddy and slippery.  We took our time and enjoyed the views and had a few "breathing breaks".   There were even some blueberry bushes along the way.   Definitely got the heart rate up and did our cardio for the day.  When we got to the top we bought a couple of things in the gift shop so we could ride the tram down for free - blog giveaway!!!  We also saw the film in the Chilkoot Theater about the Tlingket Natives and the arrival of the Russians (for furs) and the Americans (for gold).  There is also a raptor center where they rehabilitate injured birds.  The eagle they had on display is blind and has several broken bones so will not be able to be released.  We were both grateful that it was a five minute tram ride down and we didn't have to hike back down the mountain.  Loved the views!

Got back in time to pick up Sarah's car!!  Having your mom around comes in handy sometimes:)


Janie said...

Peggy, what beautiful pictures you've been taking. You always say that your camera is just a 'point and shoot' but the one doing the pointing and the thing doing the shooting have to be pretty good to come up with these atmospheric shots! I love all the walks you're doing and was so glad you finally got a sunny day to enjoy out there. You made the most of it. I haven't mentioned this before, but I love the look of your blog!

Doris W. in TN said...

I recognize the eagle and the view! DH and I rode the tram to the top and took the same photos during our Alaska cruise in '04. :o)