Mount Marathon is right next to the town. From sea level, it climbs to just over 3,000 feet. Every Fourth of July, there is a race to the top and back - no trails, just right up the mountain. I actually met the 2005 winner about 10 days later. He won the thing in 47 minutes, round trip, which I cannot conceive of. I think it would take me a couple of hours just to get to the top of that mountain, and I am not in terrible shape. I think it is the second oldest US foot race, next to the Boston Marathon.
Beautiful mountain ranges and glaciers ring Seward.
We spotted this waterfall near the top of a mountain.
There are plenty of pleasure, working, and tour boats in the picturesque harbor.
The large cruise ship pulled into town during the night and left at the end of our first day here. It is with Holland America lines.
View from the rocky beach at the southern end of Seward.