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Upper Dewey Lake Skagway Alaska

Trips to Skagway in Alaska are anther weekend favorite of mine. Winter is a few months sorter than Whitehorse because Skagway is right on the ocean, so we often find ourselves there in early spring and late fall. It’s fantastic to be able to drive from a -20C snow white wonderland down grass and flowers.

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The free cabin at Upper Dewey Lake

Heather and I hike to Upper Dewey Lake – a surprisingly steep trail, and stay a couple of nights in the free cabin.

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Wildflowers in the mountains

There is a much newer cabin with an oil stove that can be rented for $10/night.

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A short hike from Upper Dewey Lake is Devil’s Punchbowl

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Heather with Skagway and the ocean in the background

It’s an amazing weekend hiking in the mountains, with no connection to the world.

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Dan and Heather at Upper Dewey Lake

-Dan


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