Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Alaskan Adventure

To celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary, my husband & I decided to embark on an Alaskan cruise, filled with lots of adventure. We both love nature and the outdoors, so Alaska seemed like the perfect destination.

Our favorite part of the trip was our glacier trekking experience- I highly recommend you try it if you like adventure. We started off by being fitted with proper trekking gear from head to toe- snow pants, jacket, boots & gloves. Once we were dressed and ready to go, we were escorted into a helicopter, which is the only way to get to the glacier. This was my first time in a helicopter and I got the opportunity to sit in the front, next to the pilot, which provided me with breathtaking views of the Alaskan scenery.

Once we landed on the glacier, we were then fitted with helmets, ice picks & “cramp-ons” that are razor sharp cleats that attach to the bottom of our boots.

From there, we trekked across the glacier for two hours where we learned different techniques for maneuvering around the steep inclines and slopes of the glacier.

The colors of the glacier included pure white & ice blue- a truly beautiful environment. The streams of running water carving their way through the glacier provided our drinking water…and I have to say, it was the coldest & purest water I’ve ever tasted!

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