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Juneau, Alaska

Friday, September 3, 1999

This is Mike.

He will be the naturalist for a guided walk at the top of Mt. Roberts.
Mike is not only a naturalist, he is a real honest-to-goodness mountain
climber. He has climbed Mt. Rainier several times and Mt. McKinley too.
He's preparing to climb Mt. Everest.


Left: This moss grows on a lot of the trees in the area. They
call it "Old Man's Beard." And they say it does not harm the trees.
Right: This marmot is busy working on dinner.

misty mountain

Low hanging clouds shroud the mountain top.

gnarled tree

Winds on the mountain top have deformed a lot of the spruce trees.

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