9 Tips for Visiting Alaska

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7. Inside Passage

Accessible by plane to Juneau (Alaska’s capital), but most often visited by cruise ship travelers,  the Inside Passage is a stunning interlock of islands, beaches, waterfalls and Fjords. Not only does this stretch offer incredible natural beauty, it is also is a great spot to observe a lot of Alaska’s native wildlife, like sea lions, bald eagles and humpback whales.

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6. Mount McKinley

Mount McKinley is the tallest peak in North America, towering at 20,237 ft. above sea level, jetting  18,000 ft. up from its base. On a clear day, this mountain is something to behold, with its snow-covered peaks and jagged, rugged faces, ridges and crevices. Mount McKinley is located in Denali National Park. The mountain was first scaled in the early 1900’s and has a success rate of just over 50 percent of climbers reaching the summit. Conditions are prime for climbing typically from May through mid- July. Through the end of July and August, temperatures are more pleasant, but conditions are less stable, with avalanche risk and other dangers increasing.

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