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The lands around Juneau, our 49th State’s capital city and fabled gold mining and trading center, are among the most scenic and historic in all of Alaska’s rich history. And they are best seen “up close and personal” hiking through and upon them.

If you love to hike, and you’re able to maintain a moderate to brisk pace that will take you between four and six miles over terrain that varies between 600 and 1,000 feet elevation in 3½ hours, this is your must see and do adventure.

Your friendly and knowledgable naturalist/guide will select the trail best suited for the group’s collective experience and the day’s hiking conditions, hence the name “Guide’s Choice.” The 3 possible trails are the Mendenhall East Trail, the Mendenhall West Trail or the Perseverance Trail.

Juneau and it environs, mountainous, delightfully unspoiled and breathtakingly beautiful, are in the midst of the nearly 1 million acre Tongass National Forest that dominates Southeast Alaska.

Eagles abound. Veils of mist shroud the surrounding peaks one minute, then part to reveal panoramas so sweeping and magnificent they will literally stop you in your tracks. You may hike along a rushing snow melt stream, gaze down on a unbelievably blue glacial lake, and peer into a forest so thick and seemingly impenetrable it will send shivers up your spine.

There are many opportunities for photography. Interpretive stops are frequent. Questions about the flora and fauna you encounter are welcomed. And the memories you take back will be indelible.



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