Alaska – Day 5 – 6/30/15
I have 24 hours in Juneau starting at 7am.
I hiked up to the top of Gastineau Peak. 3666 ft in 3 miles. I love these hikes you can do right from town. They have been plenty hard too. I was rewarded with gorgeous views in all directions.
A tram takes lazy people about half way up (or down). On my way down I stopped and asked how much a one way ticket was. $10 or buy $10 of food or drink in the restaurant and just show your receipt. That was an easy decision. I had my first beer of the trip and decided to be lazy.
Nice to read your daily blogs. I’m currently reading A Wolf Called Romeo who spent 7 years interacting with people on/near the Mendenhall Glacier-great book!
Someone on the ferry just told me about that book.
enjoyed your photos !!
to what bird’s wingspan did your out reached arms closely compare to? It looked like Red something.
I am a red tailed hawk!
Did you ever read the book “Dirty Work?” It’s written by a lady who worked on trail teams, was a trail boss in Idaho or Montana and latter in Alaska. Good book. Heard Alaska has numerous wildfires going on.
Were you referencing Dirt Work by Christine Byl ?
Yes. That is the one.
I still have not read it. But it is on my Kindle app on my phone. I might read it up here if I get extra down time. Bummer about the fires. I am hoping they are out by the time I get to Denali. Doubtful tho.