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Dave and Jan's travels:
Alaskan scenery

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.