Karl Bomengen



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

Eagle Beach

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 reads:

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