Friday, July 5, 2013

Accidental Trails

Cody and I went exploring last weekend and stumbled upon some truly wonderful trails.  We intended to hike Perseverance Trail but got distracted by Mt. Roberts, Flume Trail, and about 100 other little off-shoot trails that the area had to offer.  Whoops!  Oh well, we ended up having an amazing time and spending some much needed one-on-one time together :)

It was a pretty toasty day for SE Alaska (75ish) so we even kicked off our shoes and took a dip (legs only) in the freezing waters. The water temperature was probably in the 40's where we stuck our legs in.  It was so invigorating!  We splashed around a bit in the water, gave directions to various tourists (they were out like flies last weekend), and then sunned ourselves for a bit on some old tree stumps. Relaxation at its finest.

There were so many amazing  views to see on the trails, I wish I could capture them better to share with everyone.  Cody and I spent a lot of time talking about our love for Juneau and the entire state of Alaska.  I think we are both feeling truly at home here.  If only we could share it with everyone!

What are your feelings on hiking? Do you enjoy it for pleasure or exercise? 
Would you ever try climbing a mountain? Why or why not? 
Are tourists a HUGE part of life where you live?

**Happy 4th of July! Sadly, I do not have any pictures from the 4th to share.  Juneau does their fireworks at midnight (the only time the sky is semi-dark) but it was so foggy we couldn't see them :( Oh well, we still had fun cooking out and celebrating at home.  Hope you all had a wonderful holiday!!



  2. I have to say Baltimore city is always overcrowded. The tourists do seem to be drawn to the Inner Harbor for holidays like July 4th for the fireworks and aquarium. The congestion does make it a bit hard for locals to enjoy the festivities. Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions. I have read quite a few blogs. About moving to the bush, homesteading etc and have to say your blog is by far my favorite. Your posts are so diversified, from recipes, books,bears and beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing your adventures with us. I can't wait to see what life has in store. I have to say, I think you have half the battle conquered with finding such a mate. It seems you and Cody compliment each other so well and there's nothing you cant handle. Looking forward to following your upcoming adventures and what im sure will be wedded bliss in the artic:)

    1. I definitely understand that tourism makes things hard in the summer! Simple things like going to the store become more difficult (and crowded). But, I am glad that others are getting to enjoy the scenery and lifestyle that I get to enjoy every day :) I am really glad that you are enjoying my blog so much! It is great to hear! And, Cody does make the journey 10x better because we have such a wonderful relationship. Thanks for stopping by :)


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