October 2012

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 Submitted By: Mary Ann Murray — Hiking in Denali Park

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Tips from an Alaskan

Geoff Larson, founder of Alaskan Brewing Company, the largest brewery in the state, loves living in Juneau, Alaska. The state's capital city, Juneau offers stunning vistas from its location tucked between Mount Juneau and Mount Roberts and a bustling waterfront. Geoff agrees there's no better way to experience Juneau than looking down on the maze of narrow streets lined with old storefronts and quaint, early 19th century houses. Juneau offers limitless hiking opportunities, taking you through breathtaking greens of the Tongass National Forest, bright muskeg, peat-laden meadows and panoramic views of nearby glaciers stretching out to the sea.

Want to know where Geoff's favorite hiking trails are? Click here for insider tips on the best hiking in Juneau and other local hot spots.

A quick adventure through Alaska's Inside Passage: Just a 1.5-hour-flight from Seattle lands you in Ketchikan, where impressive totems and Native culture are top attractions. The Alaska Marine Highway provides a convenient and affordable way to travel between the communities of the Inside Passage — visit Wrangell to view wildlife; then continue on to Petersburg, a classic fishing town known as Little Norway and next to Alaska’s capital city of Juneau to visit one of the impressive museums or take the tram to the top of Mount Roberts for an eagle’s eye view of the surrounding area:

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Spotlight 49: Hiking in Alaska

Up a mountain, down a meadow, on the ice or in a cave, even in rainforests, Alaska’s incredible trails allow any traveler — from outdoor enthusiast to leisurely walker — an experience through the beauty of the Last Frontier.

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Hiking in Alaska