the Degree Confluence Project

United States : Alaska

25.9 miles (41.7 km) SE of Juneau, Juneau, AK, USA
Approx. altitude: 0 m (0 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap topo ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 58°S 46°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Quality: good

Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Looking NW #3: Looking SW #4: Looking SE #5: GPS #6: Tracy Arm glacier #7: Tracy Arm

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  58°N 134°W (visit #4) (secondary) 

#1: Looking NE

(visited by Russ Pagenkopf)

05-Sep-2009 --

This was tough to get. I was taking a trip down to Tracy Arm for the three day weekend and decided I'd try to hit this one.

On Saturday the seas were running 3'-5' with about a 20 knot wind. Fortunately I managed to not only hit the confluence right on (see the GPS track), but I also managed to get the shot of the GPS. The boat was really rockin' and rollin' and I almost fell down looking through the viewfinder. The directional photos are roughly NW, NE, SW and SE but standing on top of a pitching moving vessel... Well, one does ones best.

I also could have gotten this on the way back this morning (Monday) except the pictures would have been really boring. The seas were flat calm and not a breath of wind, but the visibility was about 30 yards because of FOG! Go figure.

I've included a photo inside Tracy Arm taken Sunday of one of the glaciers at the end. The mountains rise to over 4000 feet and the water depth can be over 1200 feet. It was an overcast day, however much better than the previous day.

 All pictures
#1: Looking NE
#2: Looking NW
#3: Looking SW
#4: Looking SE
#5: GPS
#6: Tracy Arm glacier
#7: Tracy Arm
ALL: All pictures on one page
In the Stephens Passage, near the Alaska Marine Highway, about 1.4 mi from the eastern shore.