Scenic USA - Alaska

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Laughton Glacier

Laughton Glacier

Photo by Terry Ragsdale

     This lively stream of glacial melt quickly grabs your attention until the dramatic backdrop of the Sawtooth Range and Laughton Glacier come into focus. This marvelous scene was found on a popular hike, originating from Skagway, Alaska. The combination scenic train ride and a four mile climb lead to this magnificent view and an up-close glacier experience.
     The day trip starts out on the White Pass and Yukon Railroad. Just an hour out of Skagway, passengers depart and the hike begins. The trail to the glacier leads through the Tongass National Forest, a land of sub-alpine forest, bears and mountain goats. Rated as a challenging hike, the tour is said to be well worth the effort, and one of the most memorable.


 

 

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