S: Alaska - The Inside Passage
FC: Trip of a | Lifetime
1: Vancouver | July 10, 2012
2: The Seven Seas Navigator
4: Stanley Park
5: Lion's Gate Bridge | Leaving Vancouver for Alaska!
6: Family Dinner at the "Big Round Table"
7: First Stop...Ketchikan "Salmon Capital of the World" Ketchikan gets a whopping 153 inches of rain a year and is famous for the controversy regarding the "bridge to nowhere" during the 2008 presidential election.
8: Bald Eagle's Nest Weighs 1-2 tons | The Rain Forest Adventure in Tongass National forest, a temperate rain forest covering 17 million acres
9: Snow Passage A prime feeding ground for whales, seals and sea lions...also a good spot to watch dolphins
10: Misty Fjord
11: Juneau The only U.S. capital on the mainland that can't be reached by car
12: Mendenhall Glacier, Mendenhall Lake and Nugget Falls
13: Skagway Current population: 870 At the base of the 43 mile long White Pass Trail, Skagway became a boom town during the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush
14: Built in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush, this narrow gauge railroad is an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. Built in only 26 months, it climbs 300' in 20 miles. Sixty-seven miles of the original 110 are still being used as a seasonal tourism operation | Part of the 43 mile long White Pass Trail used by prospectors to cross the mountains into the Yukon (1898)
15: Sitka and Sitka Sound Sitka is the only community in SE Alaska that faces the open sea. It was founded by the Russians in 1799.
17: Russian Orthodox Church
18: Hubbard Glacier and Disenchancement Bay