Local hiker Randy L. was in Alaska awhile back, and left an account on the Hike Reports page. A highlight:

Once above the tree line, the views are simply breathtaking. Our ship docked very early in the morning and all aboard was at 8:00 PM. It was pure luck that we got a mostly clear day. It was foggy in the morning but later on it cleared, with intermittent patches of misty fog drifting through. The clearing pockets revealing snowy peaks in all directions, panoramic vistas, and a stunning view down to Gastineau channel and the city of Juneau. I wish I could bottle the smell of the crystal clean air.

Read the rest of the post and check out the rest of his pictures.

(And don’t be shy about adding your own hike reports).