Get a local to fly you to a destination and really camp for a while......oh yeah...and there are lots of bears.
In Glacier Bay, look for the seals who take advantage of the free ride on mini icebergs! The one in this picture looked like he considered us to be the scenary here instead of him.
This was the old red-light district in Ketchikan. It had more than 30 brothels lining the street. Yes, it's now very touristy and "cute".
Located 10 miles from Juneau is the historic log chapel constructed in the 50's. It's a tourist attraction best known for its stunning views of the mountains, Mendenahall Glacier and the Lake.
Another first for me was seeing the magnificent Native American artist creation - the Totem Pole. At this sight were numerous towering & brightly painted totem poles and a Totem House.
The Historic Alaska Highway ends in Delta Junction. Visit the Sullivan Roadhouse and see 1940's era road building equipment.
Keep in mind that this picture of Exit Glacier in no way refelcts its size. Also keep in mind that I'm about 25 punds thinner than in this picture!!
The Denali Highway is a gravel road between Cantwell and Paxson. It has some of the most scenic areas I found. it also has great Grayling fishing.
Taking the shuttle buses into Denali National park is the least expensive way to see the interior of the Park. To increase your chances of seeing the mountain and wildlife take the 5:30am bus.
When in Alaska, their are Mountains to be seen everywhere, and many Glaciers along the coast. The landscape is breathtaking!
Do some camping in Denali even if you don't do it in the backcountry.
The campgrounds have a bit of a backcountry feel to them and you get to experience the park at night.
Check out the Kenai Peninsula.
A beautiful outdoor paradise and where the fine citizens of Anchorage spend their summer weekends. So, of course, you go during the week when they have to work.
Drive from Skagway to Anchorage. Mostly detailed in my Canadian page under Alaska highway.
The Tok cutoff is far worse than the Alaska highway. Watch out for the boulders on the road.
When in Skagway, check out the Arctic Brotherhood (AB) Hall.
Museum with goldrush relics and about 20,000 pieces of driftwood nailed to the front of it!
Skagway was our last port of call on the Inside Passage.
Frontier town turned into a National Historic Park/tourist goldmine. Still charming and lots in the area to see and do.
Excellent amenities, with an excellent outlook. The higher the room the better the view, always ask...more
We stayed twice in the past month for a couple of days each trip and found the front desk staff...more
We stayed at Sophie Station as part of our package tour and one night before the tour. It was clean...more