Juneau, Alaska (June 2001)
During the summer of 2001, my
family visited my Aunt Kristen in Juneau, Alaska.
Mt. Roberts Tramway
This is a view of the Mt. Roberts Tramway overlooking
scenic Juneau, Alaska.
Black Bear crossing ice patch on Mt. Roberts
Black Bear on Mt. Roberts
The tourist oriented section of Juneau, Alaska
Downtown Juneau as viewed from Mt. Roberts
Bald Eagle on Mt. Roberts
The Mountains near Juneau
A carving in a tree on Mt. Roberts
If you look closely and carefully, you may be able to spot
up to 5 eagles or more.
Ted E. Bear
This is Mr. Ted E. Bear in Juneau's Airport. Juneau
Airport has several displays of bears native to Alaska. Anyone who
knows me, knows my connection to this photo. The text of the plaque
Ursus alaskanus theodorus
A.k.a. Ted E. Bear
This rare specimen of an Alaskan Ted E. Bear
has agreed to leave his humans in order to
educate and inspire mankind about his species.
The Ted E. Bear migrated to Alaska with the
early pioneers and was vitally important in the
success of building this great state. These
bears have comforted countless Alaskans during
the long, dark and cold winter nights inspiring
courage, strength and warmth and can be found
residing in most homes of the Last Frontier.
Alaskan Ted E. Bears are also found in large
numbers in hospitals and schools and anywhere
human children may abound. The Ted E. Bear
differs from its Alaskan brothers (Black, Brown,
Kodiak and Polar bears) in that they are the
only species more interested in comforting
children rather than eating them. They like
the warm indoors and their favorite place to
rest is in someone's arms. This bear unlike
many local bears does not have a preference
for eating garbage and actually doesn't eat
much, they only require love to survive
NAME: Ursus alaskanus theodorus
BORN: December 25, 1990
HEIGHT: 5' 4" SQUARED AT: 5' 6"
WEIGHT: (when soaking wet) 375 Pounds