There is one word of advice and caution to be given to those intending to visit Alaska for pleasure. If you are old, go by all means. But if you are young, wait. The scenery of Alaska is much grander than anything else of the kind in the world and it is not well to dull one's capacity for enjoyment by seeing the finest first.
National Geographic Society president Henry Garnett - a member of the 1899 Harriman Expedition to Alaska