Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
Mount Jumbo

Mount Jumbo Douglas Island - (c) Laurent Dick - Wild Alaska TravelThis is my favorite view from our house, taken with a 200mm zoom lens. The couloir on the right of the summit of Mount Jumbo on Douglas Island is still beckoning, but I am afraid it will have to wait for another year.

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Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
Douglas Island Panorama

Douglas Island Panorama from Mount TroyThe weather has been absolutely glorious lately, and the spring skiing has been equally great. I skied to the top of Mount Troy yesterday. This is one of the high peaks on Douglas Island, located almost directly opposite from downtown Juneau. It’s neat to get a different perspective for once, looking  down at downtown Juneau (on the far left). The high peak visible in the center is Mount Jumbo, and the body of water on the far right is Stephens Passage.

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Saturday, September 1st, 2012
Gastineau Channel View

                  Bay, our yellow Labrador, enjoys the view over Gastineau Channel and the Cost Mountains from the top of Mount Jumbo on Douglas Island.

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Tuesday, June 5th, 2012
Good Morning, Douglas!

The clouds finally parted this past weekend, and summer finally seems to have arrived. Here, the clouds are lifting above the city of Douglas and Mount Jumbo on Douglas Island in this view from the mainland across Gastineau Channel.

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Monday, March 21st, 2011
Skiing Mount Jumbo

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Mount Jumbo offers a pretty exhilarating ski from 3,500 feet back down to almost sea level. After we had almost touched the bright blue sky, we put on our skis on and headed back down. Above, Noah Jenkins carves a few telemark turns through pristine sparkling diamonds on the broad summit plateau before heading down a steep narrow chute on the north face of the mountain. In the distance is Young Bay and Mansfield Peninsula. To the right, Demian Schane downclimbs to the lip leading into the couloir to dig a snow pit, before Jessie Goodrich skied for the first three turns while still being roped up and on belay. Below, Pat Goodrich skis the lower portion of the bowl on the north face of Mount Jumbo. The mixture of near-champagne powder, gorgeous weather and great company made for a wonderful day in the mountains. We all agreed how lucky we are to have Douglas Island at our doorstep. The island offers some of the most accessible backcountry skiing around Juneau, unlike other less accessible areas, where helicopter support is almost unavoidable.

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Sunday, March 20th, 2011
Bird's View Of Juneau And Gastineau Channel From The Top Of Douglas Island

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A gorgeous view greeted us from the top of Mount Jumbo, elevation 3,500 feet, the highest point on Douglas Island. This is looking back down to the town of Douglas, and across Gastineau Channel towards downtown Juneau and Lemon Creek, with the Coast Mountains looming in the distance. This perspective also gives a good sense of the numerous avalanche paths surrounding the downtown Juneau area.

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Saturday, March 19th, 2011
Skiing To The Top Of Douglas Island

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I joined a small group of Juneau backcountry skiers who skinned to the top of Mount Jumbo yesterday, lured by clear sunny skies, and the promise of a challenging descent down its steepest gully. From left to right, Pat Goodrich, Noah Jenkins, Jessie Goodrich and Demian Schane climb up the broad southeast shoulder of Mount Jumbo, at 3,500 feet the highest peak on Douglas Island.

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