Hi friends! Today I’m jumping on a flight to Alaska for a backpacking trip with some girlfriends. This girls backpacking trip is a new tradition we started two years ago. Remember the Maine canoe trip we took? It was life changing and exactly what I needed to recharge. Last year I missed the yearly trip since I had a nursing newborn. But this year we’re going big: Alaska! We’ve been planning this Alaska trip for months and months and I’m so excited (and also nervous!) that it’s actually happening…
We’re spending 5 nights backpacking on the Chilkoot trail, which is a famous trade route between Alaska and British Columbia. It’s 33 miles of beautiful country on the coastal mountains that became even more popular with the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898. Hoping to avoid bears + blisters, and strike gold (if we’re lucky!).
Before and after the backpacking trip, we’re taking some side adventures like kayaking in Glacier Bay and the Mendenhall Glacier (images below). So super excited, here’s a brief overview of the trail with photos if you’d like to learn more about it.
I’m taking a posting break while I’m gone until July 18th, but, as always, feel free to scroll through content on my sidebar or follow along on instagram and instagram stories.
(PS speaking of Alaska, did you enter the Alaska Air giveaway to win 4 roundtrip tickets on instagram??)
See you on the flip side, friends!