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A scout’s salute to four great hiking and biking trails across the United States, and a look at how one of them is expanding.
If you plan on visiting Southeast Alaska and the Inside Passage, prepare to take either the “high road” by plane or “low road” by boat, since only the towns of Haines and Skagway have paved roads leading in from the outside.
Whether you arrive on a cruise ship, ferryboat, or even seaplane, travelers to Alaska’s southeastern “panhandle” are rewarded with some of the world’s most extraordinary scenic beauty. Welcome to the Inside Passage.
Our family of four has enjoyed cruising in the past, but our priority was to take in Alaska’s extraordinary scenery and abundant wildlife in the most intimate and authentic way possible – while still keeping the kids excited and engaged. So, after careful consideration, we decided that traveling the Southeast panhandle’s famous Inside Passage on a smaller ship was the best route for us.
If you add up the days, Josh Thomas and National Geographic television associate producer J.J. Kelley have spent a year of their lives together trekking through land and water. That includes the five months they spent on the Appalachian Trail, where they first met 400 miles into what each of them thought would be a…