Alaska Weekend Getaway
For a state that’s more than twice the size of Texas and known the world over for its wilderness, Alaska has surprisingly few marked and maintained hiking trails. The vast majority of the state’s famed wildlands are far from its rudimentary road system and accessible only by boat or plane. And while the opportunities for escaping the crowds by chartering a plane or boat are many, it’s an expensive way to travel. Also, being completely removed from the comforts and comparative safety of civilization isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Flying into a truly remote region and standing on untamed ground, watching your last link to society take off and disappear over the horizon, is not an adventure for the unprepared.