There is nothing like the feeling one gets when they climb up onto the peak with an incredible view of Alaska. This was just an incredible fall day above Hope, Alaska looking out over Turnagain Arm to the Chugach and looking south to the Kenai Peninsula and west across Cook Inlet.
Alaska is the largest state in the United States by area. It is situated in the northwest extremity of the North American continent, with Canada to the east, the Arctic Ocean to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, with Russia further west across the Bering Strait. Approximately half of Alaska's 710,231 residents (as per the 2010 United States Census) live within the Anchorage metropolitan area. Alaska is the least densely populated state of the U.S.Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska