Physical Education Teacher Nikki Richert send students off for Harborview Elementary School’s annual Fun Run along Glacier Avenue on Friday, May 17, 2019. Students from Montessori Borealis also ran the three mile course. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Physical Education Teacher Nikki Richert send students off for Harborview Elementary School’s annual Fun Run along Glacier Avenue on Friday, May 17, 2019. Students from Montessori Borealis also ran the three mile course. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Photos: Best of Summer 2019

It was a hot one.

From fishing to park trails and parades to garden harvests, these are some of our best photos from Juneau’s summer of 2019.


• Contact staff photographer Michael Penn at 523-2262 and mpenn@juneauempire.com. Follow our Instagram at @Juneau.Life.


A Savannah sparrow uses lupine blossoms as a perch in the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge on Monday, June 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

A Savannah sparrow uses lupine blossoms as a perch in the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge on Monday, June 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Surrounded by wildflowers, Kate McKelvey, left, and Mary Boas Hayes exercise Koa in the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge on Monday, June 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Surrounded by wildflowers, Kate McKelvey, left, and Mary Boas Hayes exercise Koa in the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge on Monday, June 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Zack Zetter fishes for Dolly Varden downtown on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Zack Zetter fishes for Dolly Varden downtown on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Amy Carroll adjusts her goggles while training with other swimmers in Auke Lake on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Amy Carroll adjusts her goggles while training with other swimmers in Auke Lake on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

A swimmer passes a speed buoy in Auke Lake on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

A swimmer passes a speed buoy in Auke Lake on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Heavy rainfall swells Gold Creek along Perseverance Trail on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Heavy rainfall swells Gold Creek along Perseverance Trail on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Tana O’Leary, left, rides her mountain bicycle with Nicole Dwyer during a women’s mountain bike ride at Dredge Lakes on Thursday, June 13, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Tana O’Leary, left, rides her mountain bicycle with Nicole Dwyer during a women’s mountain bike ride at Dredge Lakes on Thursday, June 13, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Todd Brocious cleans his crab catch at the Amalga Harbor boat launch on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Todd Brocious cleans his crab catch at the Amalga Harbor boat launch on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alexander Masters displays his freshly caught king salmon at the Wayside Park on Channel Drive on Thursday, June 20, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alexander Masters displays his freshly caught king salmon at the Wayside Park on Channel Drive on Thursday, June 20, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Scott Newman, 10, watches Steel Morgan, 10, pull out a small flounder at the Don D. Statter Memorial Boat Harbor in Auke Bay, on Monday, June 24, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Scott Newman, 10, watches Steel Morgan, 10, pull out a small flounder at the Don D. Statter Memorial Boat Harbor in Auke Bay, on Monday, June 24, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Kyle Wales waits and watches for a king salmon to rise in the Fish Creek Pond on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Kyle Wales waits and watches for a king salmon to rise in the Fish Creek Pond on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

On a warm summer evening Rafael Soto dives into Gold Creek to retrieve eyeglasses for a friend on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

On a warm summer evening Rafael Soto dives into Gold Creek to retrieve eyeglasses for a friend on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

David Job plays the ball during a pickleball match at the Cope Park tennis courts on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

David Job plays the ball during a pickleball match at the Cope Park tennis courts on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Gina Athwani eats fresh lettuce grown in the Farm to School program at Harborview Elementary School on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Gina Athwani eats fresh lettuce grown in the Farm to School program at Harborview Elementary School on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Elyzsa Sapinoso, left, and Emery Marte look at the garden as Master gardener Joel Bos helps student harvest plants in the Farm to School program at Harborview Elementary School on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Elyzsa Sapinoso, left, and Emery Marte look at the garden as Master gardener Joel Bos helps student harvest plants in the Farm to School program at Harborview Elementary School on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

David Kimbrough, 7, right, Clayton Haywood, 6, center, and Kyla Belcourt, 8, play in sprinklers set up during the RALLY program at Harborview Elementary School on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

David Kimbrough, 7, right, Clayton Haywood, 6, center, and Kyla Belcourt, 8, play in sprinklers set up during the RALLY program at Harborview Elementary School on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Dallas Hamblin, 5, and Neveah Berryhill, 9, left, play in a sprinkler set up during the RALLY program at Harborview Elementary School on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Dallas Hamblin, 5, and Neveah Berryhill, 9, left, play in a sprinkler set up during the RALLY program at Harborview Elementary School on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Caila McCoy watches as Presley and Jimmy play in a toy boat on 2nd Street in Douglas on Thursday, June 27, 2019. The home is one of a number of yards and business that decorate for the Fourth of July. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Caila McCoy watches as Presley and Jimmy play in a toy boat on 2nd Street in Douglas on Thursday, June 27, 2019. The home is one of a number of yards and business that decorate for the Fourth of July. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Lionel Uddipa and Tessany Alrich explore Juneau’s downtown harbor by paddleboard on Thursday, June 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Lionel Uddipa and Tessany Alrich explore Juneau’s downtown harbor by paddleboard on Thursday, June 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Joseph Race, 8, left, cheers on his sister, Lyllianna, 5, in a watermelon eating contest during a community picnic sponsored by the Douglas Fourth of July Committee and Capital City Fire/Rescue at Sandy Beach on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Joseph Race, 8, left, cheers on his sister, Lyllianna, 5, in a watermelon eating contest during a community picnic sponsored by the Douglas Fourth of July Committee and Capital City Fire/Rescue at Sandy Beach on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Emma Fellman, 12, celebrates her watermelon eating contest win for her age group during a community picnic sponsored by the Douglas Fourth of July Committee and Capital City Fire/Rescue at Sandy Beach on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Emma Fellman, 12, celebrates her watermelon eating contest win for her age group during a community picnic sponsored by the Douglas Fourth of July Committee and Capital City Fire/Rescue at Sandy Beach on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Children participate in a watermelon eating contest during a community picnic sponsored by the Douglas Fourth of July Committee and Capital City Fire/Rescue at Sandy Beach on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Children participate in a watermelon eating contest during a community picnic sponsored by the Douglas Fourth of July Committee and Capital City Fire/Rescue at Sandy Beach on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Kai Hargrave, 14, left, and his friend Chaz Van Slyke,14, laugh after participating in a watermelon eating contest during a community picnic sponsored by the Douglas Fourth of July Committee and Capital City Fire/Rescue at Sandy Beach on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Kai Hargrave, 14, left, and his friend Chaz Van Slyke,14, laugh after participating in a watermelon eating contest during a community picnic sponsored by the Douglas Fourth of July Committee and Capital City Fire/Rescue at Sandy Beach on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Douglas Fourth of July Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Douglas Fourth of July Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Bea Findlay leads the Juneau Volunteer Marching Band in the Douglas Fourth of July Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Bea Findlay leads the Juneau Volunteer Marching Band in the Douglas Fourth of July Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Gabe McGuan, 7, and his brother, Garrett, 10, show their patriotic colors during the Douglas Fourth of July Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Gabe McGuan, 7, and his brother, Garrett, 10, show their patriotic colors during the Douglas Fourth of July Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Douglas Fourth of July Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Douglas Fourth of July Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

People follow the One People’s Canoe Society canoe to Savikko Park at the end of the Douglas Fourth of July Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

People follow the One People’s Canoe Society canoe to Savikko Park at the end of the Douglas Fourth of July Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Joseph Kinville, 4, and his mother, Jessica, prepare for the Douglas Fourth of July Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019. Joseph won $5 for the best boys decorated bicycle in the character division by the Douglas Fourth of July Committee. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Joseph Kinville, 4, and his mother, Jessica, prepare for the Douglas Fourth of July Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019. Joseph won $5 for the best boys decorated bicycle in the character division by the Douglas Fourth of July Committee. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Dr. Jessy Blanco waves from her Juneau Pediatric Dentistry float during the Juneau Fourth of July Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Dr. Jessy Blanco waves from her Juneau Pediatric Dentistry float during the Juneau Fourth of July Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Meghan DeSloover of Capital City Fire/Rescue keeps poeple cool during the Juneau Fourth of July Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Meghan DeSloover of Capital City Fire/Rescue keeps poeple cool during the Juneau Fourth of July Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau Fourth of July Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau Fourth of July Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Smoke and haze fill the air to filter the view of downtown Juneau from Douglas Island on Friday, July 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Smoke and haze fill the air to filter the view of downtown Juneau from Douglas Island on Friday, July 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Bald eagles fight as they take advantage of returning salmon to the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Bald eagles fight as they take advantage of returning salmon to the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Bald eagles and fishermen take advantage of returning salmon to the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Bald eagles and fishermen take advantage of returning salmon to the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Albert McDonald works on his salmon gillnet in front of his bowpicker “Grey Seas” at Aurora Harbor on Friday, July 12, 2019. McDonald worked as a deckhand for 20 years before buying his own boat in 2003. He said he mainly fishes in Taku Inlet. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Albert McDonald works on his salmon gillnet in front of his bowpicker “Grey Seas” at Aurora Harbor on Friday, July 12, 2019. McDonald worked as a deckhand for 20 years before buying his own boat in 2003. He said he mainly fishes in Taku Inlet. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Will Nicholls, of the city’s landscaping division, deadheads flowers and pulls weeds from a Main Street median on Friday, July 12, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Will Nicholls, of the city’s landscaping division, deadheads flowers and pulls weeds from a Main Street median on Friday, July 12, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Fireweed blooms downtown against a backdrop of cruise ships on Monday, July 22, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Fireweed blooms downtown against a backdrop of cruise ships on Monday, July 22, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Andy Engstrom cleans the windows and siding of the Court Plaza Building on Friday, July 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Andy Engstrom cleans the windows and siding of the Court Plaza Building on Friday, July 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Judy Mauermann, a resident of the Glory Hall, gives a tour of the roof top garden she tends at the downtown soup kitchen and emergency shelter on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. The produce is used daily in meals to feed patrons. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Judy Mauermann, a resident of the Glory Hall, gives a tour of the roof top garden she tends at the downtown soup kitchen and emergency shelter on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. The produce is used daily in meals to feed patrons. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Peas growing on a roof top garden at the Glory Hall on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. The produce in the garden is used daily in meals to feed patrons. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Peas growing on a roof top garden at the Glory Hall on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. The produce in the garden is used daily in meals to feed patrons. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Pedestrians cross Front Street at Main after the city finished painting the crosswalk in rainbow colors on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Pedestrians cross Front Street at Main after the city finished painting the crosswalk in rainbow colors on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Andres Velez, left, Jase Tweedy, center, and Lou Eney work on the Auke Nu Trail on the way to the John Muir Cabin on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Andres Velez, left, Jase Tweedy, center, and Lou Eney work on the Auke Nu Trail on the way to the John Muir Cabin on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

The view of Gasitneau Channel and Juneau from near the John Muir Cabin on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

The view of Gasitneau Channel and Juneau from near the John Muir Cabin on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Crew leader Duncan Campbell, right, and Trail Mix Project Manager Ryan O’Shaughnessy work on a log bridge for a new Treadwell Gorge reroute trail on the Treadwell Ditch Trail on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Crew leader Duncan Campbell, right, and Trail Mix Project Manager Ryan O’Shaughnessy work on a log bridge for a new Treadwell Gorge reroute trail on the Treadwell Ditch Trail on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Iver Nore shakes the water off his face as he takes a swim in Gold Creek on Friday, Aug. 2019. Temperatures are expected to hit their high’s in the 70’s through Monday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Iver Nore shakes the water off his face as he takes a swim in Gold Creek on Friday, Aug. 2019. Temperatures are expected to hit their high’s in the 70’s through Monday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

A dog walker on Perseverance Trail at the granite Creek Trail spur on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

A dog walker on Perseverance Trail at the granite Creek Trail spur on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

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