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Switchback Trail is a hiking trail not for the faint of heart. Climbers have to ascend through the little switchbacks and precipitous woodland landscape to connect with the Glacier Lake Trail. The trail includes stipulations of trekking and hiking gear as well as professional guide tours to the trail. Through such incredible sightseeing venture hearty travelers can get up close and personal with the nature's splendor and the seemingly limitless area of mountains and forests. This small trail system is located in south central Alaska's Kenai Peninsula. The town of Homer is about a 45 minute flight, or picturesque five hour drive from Anchorage. Home is the largest of several communities huddled around Kachemak Bay. The beauty of the surrounding mountains is almost beyond words. The snow covered Kenai Range tower over the south side of the bay. To the north the 4.5 mile Homer Spit juts upward into the sky. Since no roads exist to travel from one side of the bay to the other, residents and visitors must depend on boats and small planes to take them past the end of the road.

While in the area of Homer visitors often take advantage of the Bay Excursions. Bay Excursions has been in operation for over 30 years carrying tourists from one location to another along Kachemak Bay. Bay Excursions also rent kayaks and cabins.

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