Juneau, Alaska is similar to the other smaller towns along Alaska's West Coast. It is long and narrow, fitted between the steep mountainside and the ocean. Juneau is the state capital located where there is no overland access. All contact with the city has to come by boat or plane. The city sits at the edge of a huge snow field with glaciers coming down the larger valleys. It is a remarkable city in a beautiful setting, with lots of rain and, I would guess, snow in the Winter.