Photos: Perseverance Trail Landslide

    Standing on Perseverance Trail looking up towards Mt. Juneau. (Klas Stolpe)

    The recent avalanche and landslide activity in the Basin Road and Perseverance Trailhead area is shown in these photos from KINY.

    The photographer wore Xtratuf boots and Kahtoola MICROspikes for traction, and used hiking poles. He acknowledges that Perseverance Trail is never safe, even in dry summer conditions. Today there were parts of the trail near the benches that are completely free of snow and ice, but 10 feet farther the trail is covered in snow angled at 60 degrees. This slide blocked both Perseverance access trails and portions of Basin Road. It is not advisable to access the trail at this time as the stability of these areas is unknown and additional slide activity may occur at any time. According to the City and Borough of Juneau, existing hazards include unstable trail that is undercut by landslide and avalanche debris on trails and the road, including snow, trees, dirt, and rocks. 

     

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