Gallery 29: Juneau – Juneau, Alaska

Juneau is the capital of Alaska and is unique in that there are no roads connecting the city to the rest of the state. The absence of a road network is due to the extremely rugged terrain surrounding the city. All goods coming in and out of the city must go by plane or boat. The city is nestled at the base of Mount Juneau and across the channel from Douglas Island. A daily flux of roughly 6,000 people from visiting cruise ships between May and September is a source of income for the people of Juneau. The Mendenhall Glacier and the Lemon Creek Glacier are visible from the local roads as shown in the below pictures.