With the endless opportunities for adventure in Alaska, I haven't had much time to take advantage of the well-used trails throughout Juneau. After my recent jaunt on a well-kept trail to Boy Scout Beach, I'm realizing I need to do a bit more exploring of my Juneau backyard.
The Boy Scout Beach is aptly named for the nearby Boy Scout Camp. You can access the trailhead by taking 25 mile Glacier Highway, to the left just before Herbert River. The 1.5 mile trail is easy, with loads of shady areas, as well as plenty of direct sunlight (when it's actually sunny in Juneau). And - in the summer - there are countless wildflowers blanketing the meadows. The word 'picturesque' doesn't even begin to describe this spot.
All in all, the Boy Scout Beach is a must-see - a terrific place to lounge in the sun, smell the flowers, and appreciate God's handiwork.