If my previous posts gave you the impression that Alaska is this beautiful, serene place where the sun shines peacefully over the snow capped mountains and limitless lush forests, where the bluish-gray glaciers melt slowly into crystal clear lakes, then you were mislead. There is a more dreadful face of this vast and wild territory shaped by the forces of nature. A face that most of us traveling to Alaska may see only briefly and from a sheltered angle of a big ship, or a cozy hotel room. The Last Frontier can be a very inhospitable place at times and we had a little taste of it in Skagway.
It was dark and gloomy when our ship pulled at the dock that morning. What a change of scenery from the sunny weather in Juneau the previous day! Trusting the weather will remain good, we had booked an adventurous combo excursion to Glacier Point. It had a little bit of everything: a 50 minute boat trip across the channel, a rain forest hike, and a scenic paddling journey that culminates with a face-to-face view of Davidson Glacier. It would have been a great itinerary for a sunny day, but the weather in Continue Reading