Hiking on the Alaska glaciers
Alaska wasn't really on my bucket list when I lived in Chicago as an Au-Pair. One day when couchsurfing I met this girl from Minneapolis that confessed to me great memories in Alaska. She showed me the pictures of her trip to Juneau, the capital of Alaska, which took my breath away. And just like that Alaska became my next travel adventure.
In May 2015, my friend Laura and I decided we had to see those beautiful landscapes, stunning glaciers and wild animals, so we booked our tickets. Heading first to Seattle we hopped on a bus all the way up to a small town, named Bellingham. From there was a three night journey on the Alaska Marine Highway Ship, a journey that I highly recommend to everyone.
After our arrival in Alaska we were so excited to finally be there, we immediately started to hike. We headed off to the Mendenhall Glacier, located 12 miles, just outside the city of Juneau. We didn't stop walking for three hours and lastly were rewarded with this amazing view. This is the only glacier accessible by road in southeast Alaska and for that reason receives more than 400.000 visitors each year. The landscape was incredible and the view filled us with JOY. We sat there for, I believe two hours, lost in words, just admiring its beauty.
I couldn't believe how lucky I was, seeing such a natural wonder of mother earth. I remember my friend and I being completely silent for a while because none of us could find any words to describe what we're seeing. I felt so blessed and thankful for making the trip to Alaska and being there with my great friend Laura on my side.
To everyone out there seeking adventures and loving nature just as much as I do, I highly recommend you to visit Alaska and have your breath taken away by its beauty. Head there fast, before those amazing glaciers melt away. Here is a YouTube video featuring a little more of glaciers beauty:
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