If you follow me on Instagram, you already know I went on vacation to Alaska at the end of June. And if you’ve talked to me in person since then you know that I think it was the trip of a lifetime.
I know there are lots of ways to take an Alaskan vacation, but the trip I went on was perfect for me, my interests, and my comfort level. In fact, it made me learn things about myself that I didn’t even know before!
So, I thought I would revive this here blog to tell you about my trip, my recommendations, and what I learned. Plus, then you get to see pictures of Alaska!
First things first, what did we do? I took this trip with members from my running club and the entire trip was planned mostly by a club member who has been leading trips to Alaska via the Sierra Club for years. And, yes, since we’re runners, many of us started our trip off with a race.
But we did so much more than run. In fact, here’s our agenda:
- Thursday, June 21st – Arrive in Anchorage, AK
- Friday, June 22nd – Explore Anchorage and pick up race packets
- Saturday, June 23rd – Run the Mayor’s Marathon in Anchorage!
- Sunday, June 24th – Drive RVs to Denali National Park and camp in Savage River Campground
- Monday, June 25th – Hike the Savage Alpine Trail. Drive RVs to Teklanika Campground.
- Tuesday, June 26th – Take the park bus to Wonder Lake. Hike at Eielson Visitor’s Center.
- Wednesday, June 27th – Back country hiking
- Thursday, June 28th – Return RVs to Anchorage. Take charter bus to Seward, AK.
- Friday, June 29th – Ice climb at Exit Glacier
- Saturday, June 30th – Kayak in Resurrection Bay
- Sunday, July 1st – Boat trip around Resurrection Bay. Take bus back to Anchorage
- Monday, July 2nd – Explore Anchorage & fly home
I could write one GIANT post about my trip, but I thought it would be more fun to break it up into pieces. So, come along with me as I take you on a trip through Alaska!