The stunning beauty of Alaska's wildlife and scenery are captured in these awe-inspiring photos. Enjoy these scenic photos for a few moments of peace.
Guideposts Senior Digital Editor Brooke Obie traveled to Alaska courtesy of the State of Alaska Tourism Office and these are her favorite memories from the trip.
Winterlake Lodge is located just outside of Anchorage, Alaska
To get to Winterlake Lodge, you must travel by floatplane in the summer or skiplane in the winter. I used Rust's Flying Service to get to the remote lodge.
This shot of Winterlake Lodge was taken at 10:00 p.m.! During Alaskan summers, the sun rarely sets.
I stayed in the Iditarod Cabin at Winterlake Lodge. Whether the sun over the lake inspires you to get out and kayak or hike in the wilderness along a part of the Iditarod Dog Sled Trail or stay indoors and write that Great American Novel, Winterlake Lodge is the perfect atmosphere to reconnect to your spiritual and creative side.
In the main lodge at Winterlake, you'll have fine meals, cooking classes, exercise classes and spa treatments.
I toured the Alaskan wild near Winterlake Lodge by Alpine Air helicopter.
On my helicopter tour with Alpine Air, I landed on top of a mountain and got some clarity from God in the stillness.
An aerial view of Winterlake Lodge
I captured this photo of a moose protecting his territory while traveling by helicopter from the Winterlake Lodge
Kayaking, canoeing, hiking and more activities await you at the remote Winterlake Lodge
To get to the Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge, you'll have to take a breathtaking wildlife cruise from a harbor in Seward, where you'll see whales, dolphins, seals, birds and porpoises, depending on the season.
The views of Alaskan mountain ranges and cliffs from the wildlife cruise
A baby black bear climbs the cliffs outside the Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge
At the Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge, you'll have a perfect view of the Pedersen Glacier and can even take a hike through the wilderness to get up close to it.
From my private cabin at Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge, I could see the Pedersen Glacier in all of its glory.
One of the many adventures you can take at Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge is sea kayaking. With the large groups that visit the lodge, you'll never have to row alone.
A brown bear hangs out by a lake at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in Portage Glacier, Alaska
To get to Stillpoint Lodge in Halibut Cove, the Danny J ferry will drop you off right in front of The Saltry, an award-winning restaurant with outdoor dining in front of a large fire pit, heat lamps and a starfish well.
Stillpoint Lodge is nestled away in Halibut Cove outside of Homer, Alaska.
A mama and baby brown bear at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center hang out by the lake.
Though it's a bit warmer than up north, southern Alaska is still plenty ripe with beautiful snow-capped mountains, even in June!
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