I’ve heard it said that the destination isn’t important, it’s the Journey that counts. Maybe I’m just lucky, but I often find that one can be just as exciting as the other.
When I visited Juneau, the state capital of Alaska, I planned to spend the afternoon exploring as much of this charming frontier town (city just feels like too big a word) and its surroundings as I could. But before that, I had a more adrenalin-filled activity in mind: hiking on the Hole-in-the-Wall Glacier, part of the Juneau Icefield. And getting there and back would prove just as exhilarating as the trek itself!
Our excursion was arranged through NorthStar Trekking. As we climbed into the A Star helicopter I felt the familiar thrill I get whenever I go flying. Yet this flight would provide a double buzz. For not only was the scenery like nothing I’d ever experienced before, at the end of it I was going to land on a glacier for the first time!
The flight back wasn’t too shabby either…
Come back next week to read about the actual ice trek!
This post was inspired by this week’s Cee’s Which Way Challenge.
Whether you’re longing to experience a helicopter flight up onto an Alaskan glacier, or if you’ve already done so, why not sign up and follow my continuing Journeys here at Jaspa’s Journal (on WordPress or Bloglovin’), or through my website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr?
And if that’s not enough for you, there are now three Jaspa’s Journey novels to enjoy as ebooks! Perfect for Kids 8 – 80!
Awesome trip and photography. 🙂
Thanks, Cee! I’m a very lucky Ses!
What a wonderful landscape! The glaciers are fascinating and the closer shots of the detail really bring out the rough texture of the ice. We thought the Norris Glacier with its dark bands looked like a giant vehicle had driven through … we decided it must have been driven by the giant bear who left his footprints on Guardian Mountain (image number 8) 😀 We really enjoyed this post – what a marvelous trip 🙂
Your imagination is running away with you, Peggy… I approve! Rich will have to get some ideas off you for future Jaspa books 🙂
Pingback: Juneau Icefield, Part II: Hiking On A Glacier | Jaspa's Journal
The colour of the lake in the third photo is amazing. So deep and dark with a crystal reflection.
And all Rich had to do was point and shoot, Christopher!
Pingback: Columbia Icefield Glacial Adventure | Jaspa's Journal