Seward (sue-word) is located 2.5 hours south of Anchorage at the head of Resurrection Bay on the Kenai Peninsula. Seward is nestled in front of snow-capped mountain, surrounded by lush Pacific Temperate Rainforest, and initially originated because of its access to the fruitful Pacific Ocean. Close by is the Harding Ice Field, Chugach National Forest, Kenai Fjords National Park and Caines Head State Recreation area. The population of Seward in its 21.5 square mile city limit is 2,600 in addition to another 2,600 people living in the city’s outer lining areas.
One of the favorite photography destinations in Alaska. Sunset reflection of Seldovia Village captured by guide. Seldovia is considered a remote village in AK. It’s population is small (approx.250), thus with a small economic base it is expected that living costs are quite high, especially fuel and food. It’s a beautiful quaint little fishing village.
Mount Redoubt on the Kenai Peninsula Alaska. One of Alaska’s most recently active volcanoes, Mount Redoubt has been known to provoke debris avalanches down to the shores of Cook Inlet and sprinkle ash as far away as Denali National Park. This dramatic peak lies amid one of the state’s plentiful scenic regions, a place of snow-capped volcanoes and sparkling ocean bays. Mount Redoubt lies in the Chigmit Mountains (part of the Aleutian Range) along the western shore of the Cook Inlet, an arm of the Gulf of Alaska, in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. The peak is roughly 100 miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaska’s biggest city, which sits near the head of Cook Inlet. The volcano rears about 10,200 feet above sea level, making it the highest peak in the Aleutian Range. The Smithsonian Institution’s Global Volcanism Program suggests Redoubt is at close to 900,000 years old, built atop a much older granite foundation.