The Place In Alaska That Makes You Feel Like You’ve Stepped Through A Magical Wardrobe

This magical place in Alaska will take your breath away! It looks like something right out a fantasy novel. The snow-capped mountain rises majestically over the crystal clear Lost Lake. Mt. Ascension stands over 5710 feet tall on the Kenai Peninsula near the town of Seward. Once you arrive, you’ll be convinced you’ve gone through the wardrobe.

At mile 5 of the Seward Highway, follow the signs to the Lost Lake trailhead. The Lost Lake Trail will lead you 7 miles up to the lakes and alpine meadows below the mountain. You can keep climbing to the top of Mt. Ascension with proper mountaineering gear as it rises another 4000 feet. These photos show you why this place is a fantasy dream!

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