Roughly the size of Delaware, Baranof Island in Southeast Alaska is the smallest of the ABC Islands (Admiralty, Baranof and Chichagof) Group.
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Hiking and backpacking are some of the best ways to see special places on the Tongass National Forest. Hikers can visit bear observatories, fish passages and scenic overlooks. At more than 17 million acres in size, the Tongass National Forest located in Southeast Alaska is the largest forest administered in the overall national forest system. […]
Historic Cape Spencer Light is located on Cape Spencer at the entrance of Cross Sound and Icy Strait from the outside waters of the Gulf of Alaska. It is found inside the boundaries of Glacier Bay National Park. Cross Sound marks the northern exit for vessels traveling along the Inside Passage of Southeast Alaska. The […]
The watercourse running from the Spatsizi Plateau to the Pacific Ocean is a territory of superlatives, yet known simply as the Stikine River. Naturist John Muir’s initial trip up the river changed his life. He noted 300 glaciers along its shores. Details are in his book Travels in Alaska. Muir says of the Stikine, it’s […]
Remote rental cabins on the Tongass National Forest are a great way to explore the region and enjoy its outdoor activities. Access is by boat or plane making the cabins an easy way to visit the wilderness. The Tongass National Forest encompasses all of Southeast Alaska. At nearly 17 million acres, the Tongass is the […]
An inability to comprehend the great distances found in Alaska is a realization newcomers often encounter in the Great Land. Alaska defies their attempts to compare it with past experiences. Terrain varies immensely and distances between regions are vast. A useful way to understand Alaska is consider it as six states within a much greater […]