Skagway’s Lower Dewey Lake getaway

Skagway was cruise ship haven, with thousands of people invading the streets to lick ice cream while meandering along the main drag from one overpriced store to another. Fortunately, I discovered Lower Dewey Lake trail behind the town, otherwise I might have gone crazy.

Lower Dewey Lake, Tongass National Forest
Lower Dewey Lake, Tongass National Forest

I escaped up the hill to a pristine lake where only a few of the hoards ventured. The hike was one of the most beautiful I’d ever taken, past crystal clear water, through beautiful boulders and colourful wildflowers. Even better, there was silence.

Wild iris on the Lower Dewey Lake Trail, Tongass National Forest
Wild iris on the Lower Dewey Lake Trail, Tongass National Forest
Wild flowers - columbine (red) and sitka burnet (white) along Lower Dewey Lake trail
Wild flowers – columbine (red) and sitka burnet (white) along Lower Dewey Lake trail with clouds reflected on the lake

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