|Alaskan scenery is really rather special. So much of it is quite
startling, and so varied: glaciers, mountains, hills, valleys, waterfalls.
Wherever we have gone you feel compelled to look up, out, or generally
just keep looking as otherwise you would miss something wonderful.
Part of the beauty is that it works on many scales at once. The local
scenery might be lush alpine tundra, temperate rain forest, or fir trees.
In every case the far backdrop is likely to be craggy peaks with glaciers
interspersed. Then you look under your feet and discover alpine wildflowers,
or perhaps the strange but compelling skunk cabbage. You just never know
what to expect.