Temperate Rain Forest
On the way back to Anchorage, we stopped at the Aleyeska Resort where we had a banquet. We also took a walk in the lush and beautiful temperate rain forest which is part of the Chugach National Forest. I believe the trees are Douglas firs. The resort was very nice, but, after a day of hiking and driving, I felt too dirty and grungy for the elegant surroundings. We also took a cable car to the top of the ski run, but it was a bit disappointing. Of course, there was no skiing in June. It was a hazy day, so visibility was not good. Although people do hang gliding there, it was too windy that day.