Aug 19, 2016

Alaska 2016

I'm so excited to share the pictures from my recent trip to Alaska! After spending weeks trying to decide where to go, we finally decided on Alaska. None of us have ever taken a trip like this one but it was a nice change from a typical beach vacation! Alaska is truly so beautiful...I mean it was hard not stopping to take pictures of the gorgeous scenery around every corner. 

After flying to Seattle to pick up my brother, we flew in to Anchorage where we stayed for two nights. 


On our first full day we drove from Anchorage to Seward where we took a cruise to see the glaciers. It was 6 hours and we got to see orcas, belugas, puffins, sea lions, and a bald eagle! The actual glacier was so cool to see...it was huge in size and had the prettiest blue tint. You could actually hear some parts of the glacier breaking off and falling into the water - it sounded like thunder!






The Aialik Glacier in the Kanai Fjord Peninsula!


Denali was on our must-see list so we decided to just stay in a hotel inside the National Park to get the full experience since the park was about 4 hours from Anchorage. Along the way, we stopped for lunch in Talkeetna, the cutest little town with so much charm and culture. 

Entering the Denali National Park!


My brother and dad's debut on the blog:)!






We hiked on our first day at Denali - doing the Mount Healy Overlook Trail which ended up being about 5 miles and a couple thousand feet of elevation! But we made it to the top and were greeted by some spectacular views.

The second day was a bit chillier when we headed out for our hike but it got warmer during the day. We did the Savage River Trail where we hiked along a river for most of the trip. 


Hey Rachel:)! 



Overall, we had an amazing trip - one we will never forget! If you ever get the chance to go to Alaska  you absolutely should!


2 comments :

  1. These photos are gorgeous!!! What a fun trip!

    Rachel / www.seashellsandsparkles.com

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    1. Thank you!! Although the pictures do not do this place justice!

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