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10 Mile, Lutak Rd, Haines, AK 99827, USA
Located in the foothills of the Takshanuk Mountains and near the Ferebee Glacier, Chilkoot Lake offers majestic views and instant access to wildlife. The fish in Chilkoot Lake are wild, not stocked, and the lake contains a variety of salmon...
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Skagway, AK 99840, USA
In addition to a fun setting in an old teal-colored building full of esoteric knickknacks, the Stowaway offers the biggest culinary surprises in a port town bursting with souvenir shops and restaurants. The eclectic menu includes wasabi salmon,...
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Dog mushing is a true Alaskan tradition. Get behind a team yourself with a visit to a musher’s camp. A team of Alaskan huskies will pull you on a thrilling but comfortable ride on a summertime training sled down a track bordered by giant spruce...
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2999 Jackson Rd, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
While most visitors to Juneau choose to hike around Mendenhall Lake, there is a wealth of options in the area for all levels of hikers. Douglas Island has some quiet trails that provide a respite for anyone who loves nature without the crowds. The...
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13391 Glacier Hwy, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
Juneau is one of the best places in the world to go whale-watching. Most outfitters ferry visitors from Auke Bay down to Stephens Passage, a 105-mile stretch of island-studded water that is an important summer feeding ground for humpback whales....
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6000 Glacier Spur Rd, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
Alaska holds a special place in my heart and mind. I had the opportunity to live there for 4 glorious months. This picture was my backyard. I'd recommend the East Glacier hike, TEMSCO Helicopter tour to the top, and white water rafting on the...
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490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
Easily accessible for all ages, this aerial tramway delivers you into the Sitka spruce forests of Mount Roberts, climbing to 550 meters in just a few minutes. From the top, you can take a leisurely trek through the subalpine fields and spy trees...
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Witness Juneau from the soaring vantage point of a helicopter. Fly over misty rain forests and towering mountain peaks, then get an utterly unique bird’s-eye view of a glacier's icy spires, deep blue crevasses, meltwater pools and its jagged,...
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Hubbard Glacier, Alaska, USA
What people most want when they see a glacier is to witness calving—the shearing off of ice in a dramatic crack. Such displays aren't predictable, however: A glacier calves ice only when it feels like it, and not one moment before. But when it...
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Summer in Juneau, short and green and fragrant, is no time for hanging around inside. Local outfitters are eager to help you find an activity that suits you. Getting out into the wilderness is the quickest way to understand why people settled...
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Lutak Rd, Haines, AK 99827, USA
Located in the heart of the Tongass National Forest, the Takshanuk Mountains offer fresh alpine air and panoramic views of Chilkoot Lake and Lynn Canal—a 144-kilometer inlet that connects Skagway to Haines—and spectacular waterfalls. Instead of...