1400 year old Tree from Alaska hiking tour

Did you know that Alaska forests are Rain Forests? We did not. Temperate Rainforest: Alaska. The Rain Forests of Alaska. Feel free to read up more here: http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/temprain/trtemprain5.html

This is a 1400year old tree, maybe not old to you, but we were impressed.

So we were all walking thru this forest for approximately 20minutes when we rounded the corner we saw a …….

Mendenhall Glacier & Nugget Falls, Juneau Alaska

A bus ride from the cruise dock to Mendenhall Glacier and Nugget Falls was only a few minutes from our Port. We had three choices when we arrived at our destination, check out the small museum movie and gift shop – walk over to the river to watch the salmon spawning, or a hike over to the Mendenhall Glacier & Nugget Falls. We choose to hike over, just over 20mins one way. We were really glad we did.

I must admit, on the hike over, I kept thinking we could be eaten by a bear. We had a saying – Bears don’t like surprises, so we talked while walking, nice and loud.

Smells like Heaven

The plaque says – Romeo, the spirit of Juneau’s friendly black wolf lives on in this wild place.