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I talked with a ranger at one of the state parks telling her we wanted to avoid the cruise ships crowds. Not to worry, she assured me, most of them do not go more than a few blocks from the ship.
We got up and...More
Be sure to make arrangements in advance to hike through at least part of the Tongass forest near Ketchikan. It is especially beautiful in the rain because everything smells fresh and clean and there is a real sense of why forests are so important to...More
The scenery was a visual and sensual delight! The air was crisp and we were continually amazed by the splendors of nature as we effortlessly glided past the scenery on our cruise ship! What a boon to our collective spirits! The beauty of nature was...More
The Tongass Rain Forest is the largest forest in the United States with 17 million acres of land. It covers just about all of the panhandle of Alaska from Hianes all the way down to Ketchikan, so when you are in the Inside Passage, you...More
The nation' s largest national forest seems to cover most the state. Not really, but at least most of southeastern Alaska. Enjoy the scenery, quiet, beauty and a temperate
rain forest. Whether this is your destination or simply a drive-by, it is special.
Best to wear hiking boots and a poncho in this temperate rain forest. The vegetation is amazing, and the wildlife love the area. We didn’t actually see bears, but our guide showed where they had recently slept. The trees, lichen, fungi, devils club, etc are...More
You have a lot of time, more than most! Obviously touring the town itself with stops at the Salmon Market and Creek Street being highlights. A tour out to George's Inlet and a fantastic "all you can eat" crab feast are truly... More
You have a lot of time, more than most! Obviously touring the town itself with stops at the Salmon Market and Creek Street being highlights. A tour out to George's Inlet and a fantastic "all you can eat" crab feast are truly memorable. If pressed for time the latter is best part. We didn't get to any of native culture exhibits/shows but would have liked to. Enjoy Alaska!