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  1. Alaska Hiking Tours Green Soles Adventure Club

  2. Introduction • Popular hiking tour • Length: 4 days in late July • 5 hiking trails of various advanced difficulty • Start from downtown Juneau • Spectacular scenery • Abundant wildlife

  3. Day 1: Granite Creek • Downtown Juneau starting point • Perseverance Trail is historical trail • Originally used by natives for goat hunting, fishing or berry picking • Became first road in Alaska • Joe Juneau and Richard Harris found gold in Silverbow Basin in 1880s • Attractions include • Old mining ruins, wildflowers, view of Ebner Falls

  4. Day 1: Granite Creek • Granite Creek Trail • 2 miles from start of Perseverance Trail • Short but very steep to the peak • Attractions include • Wildflowers, alpine lakes, waterfalls, ice flow from Mendenhall glacier

  5. Day 2: Mount Roberts • Start from downtown • Summit is 4.5 miles • Restaurant and tramway at 1,760 feet • Attractions include • Wildlife such as eagles, ravens, grouse, marmots, mountain goats, bears, Sitka black tail deer • Rainforest and sub-alpine meadows • Trees with totem carvings that depict Native legends • Mountain views of Glacier Bay, Alaska panhandle, and Admiralty Island National Monument

  6. Day 3: Mt. Jumbo • Start from downtown • Also known as Mt. Bradley • Part of Tongass National Forest • Attractions include • View of Gastineau Channel, Stephens Passage, Icy Straits • Eagles, ravens, chickadee and black bears • Spruce forests, muskeg meadows

  7. Day 4: Mount Juneau • Start from Perseverance Trail • Use West Glacier trail • Located in heart of Tongass National Forest • Attractions include • Mendenhall Glacier, Mount Wrather, Stroller White • Rainforest

  8. Day 5: Mt. McGinnis • Start from downtown Juneau • Use West Glacier trail • Located in heart of Tongass National Forest • Attractions include • Mendenhall Glacier, Mount Wrather, Stroller White • Rainforest