I bet Juneau is the one of the prettiest State Capitals. Ok, I don’t mean the downtown area. In fact, the downtown is very small, old and crowded. What I meant is the natural beauty in the area.
I arrived Juneau in the middle of the night by Ferry (Alaska Marine Highway; no picture to share since it was dark, but hopefully I will have pictures when I take Ferry again later on). I was pleasantly surprised by how beautiful the area is when I drove around the next day. The main highway is about 40 miles long. One side of the highway is the ocean with islands of different sizes; the other side is tall mountains with glaciers (I will post Mendenhall Glacier later).
I hiked several trails around the area. One trail, Perseverance Trail, gave me such a good impression. Just on the other side of the mountain from downtown Juneau, the area is so natural. It is hard to believe that a populated State Capital is just a few minutes’ drive.
(Moss in the rain forest)
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