Alaska: Warm Lake near Twin Glaciers
In the summer of 2016 I visited Alaska, focusing on the areas around Juneau and Anchorage. It's a huge and lovely state, truly epic, and I cannot wait to return. For my first blog post about it, I thought we could take a look at the well-named Warm Lake (I figure its temperature was about 75 degrees Fahrenheit that day) near the equally well-named Twin Glaciers and Twin Glacier Lake, just off the Taku River, not too far from Juneau in southeast Alaska.
Alaska: North End of Douglas Island
On June 29, 2016, during my trip through Alaska, we explored the northern end of Douglas Island, across from Juneau. The water and sky were matching shades of bright, light blue. The air was calm and smelled like seaweed (in the best possible way). We drove North Douglas Highway to the end stopping along the way at beaches and overlooks.
Alaska: Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center in the Anchorage Museum
After exploring the Juneau region, we headed to the mountains around Anchorage. But first I made a quick stop after getting off the plane at the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center in the Anchorage Museum. It houses a wonderful collection of native arts and crafts as well as photos, maps, videos, and other educational materials. A great experience. My eyes were opened to the wide range and beauty of the native work here. (I particularly loved the masks, as you can see in my photos.)
Alaska: Beaches North of Juneau
If you travel north up Alaska Highway 7, otherwise known as Glacier Highway, out of Juneau you quickly leave the populated zone and pass a number of gorgeous beaches and walking areas. Eagle Beach and Point Bridget are two lovely spots...
Outer Point, Douglas, Alaska
At the north end of Douglas Island near Juneau, Alaska, is Outer Point, where a short trail takes you through forested wetlands to a beach with those classic, breathtaking views that make Alaska so special...