Ghost Forest along Seward Highway in Alaska - Encircle Photos

Ghost Forest along Seward Highway in Alaska

The Seward Highway is a wonderful, scenic drive for about 127 miles between Anchorage and Seward. Stop at several turnouts to enjoy the mountains, valleys, waterways and glaciers. If you are lucky, you might spot a whale, sea lion or a moose. Especially fascinating is the Ghost Forest in the Girdwood Valley at mile post 90. This Tidewater Slough was created during the Great Alaska Earthquake in 1964 when the elevation dropped dramatically below sea level. The seismic event wiped out the original town of Girdwood and turned this row of trees a ghostly white.


Seward Hwy & Alyeska Hwy Girdwood, AK 99587


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