ADVENTURES OF ANCHORAGE & SEWARD
Time to explore The Last Frontier! If you enjoy the outdoors and being active, Alaska is calling you. It's a land of extremes and one of those is beauty! I haven't seen the long dark days of winter, but summer... 18 hours of sunlight and a long slow sunset, DREAMY. Our first night in Anchorage, we built a campfire at Kancaid Beach. The tide rolls back leaving miles of mud plaines with a strip of beaches and drift wood to sit on. In the distance is a mountain called the Sleeping Lady, it resembles a woman lying down in the water. If you're thinking Moana... me too! Anyhow, the sun fell right behind her around 11:30 PM as we roasted mallows and ate chocolate, a perfect evening. But, that was just the start, mountains are everywhere and we wanted to get up close and personal.
Stop at Mosses Tooth Pub for some delicious pizza and craft beers (try Mosaic if they have it… AMAZING!)
EXIT GLACIER | SEWARD ALAKSA
There is no doubt in my mind that this will be the most majestic and beautiful scenery I set my eyes on. It was like being in another world, or at least on the edge of our own. Two hours from Anchorage, in a little sea town called Seward, is a marine of fishing boats, quaint Main Street, and a breathtaking Glacier. I'm not going to lie, I didn't do much research other than knowing it was an 8.7-mile hike. That is round trip, but half was up a mountain, I thought I was at the top twice before actually reaching it. Needless to say, WORTH EVERY STEP! The scenery changes from blossoming hills and cliff's to snowy plaines and peaks. So, if you're in Alaska, hike Exit Glacier and Harding Icefield trail . You wont regret it.
P.S. be careful, we walked right by a black bear!
Also I really really love this activewear brand, Outdoor Voices! This is not a sponsored post, I just think they’re great!
FLOAT PLANE | ANCHORAGE ALASKA
Since our legs have been so busy, we thought we'd let an engine do all the work for a day and book a float plane! I’ve always wanted to take a tour in one of these, and felt if not now, while surrounded by oceans, mountains and wilderness in The Last Frontier..when? So up we went! We flew with Ellison Air, and they have a great selection of tours available. Some even find bears and stop for a boat ride…all the bucket list worthy activities. Due to our extreme motion sickness, we went for a mini haha but that was perfect!
HATCHER PASS | ANCHORAGE ALAKSA
This adventure was off the beaten path. Meaning, we parked the car and quite literally walked right up the mountain. Easier said than done... I was holding roots to secure myself and keep from slipping. There are paved paths too, incase winging it isn't your style. Those are full of people and pups and just as beautiful! Once you get to the top, take a deep breath (now that you can) do a little meditating, some inversions, and enjoy your company with the view!
THANK YOU TO SARA OLIVIA PHOTOGRAPHY FOR THE BEAUTIFUL FLOAT PLANE PICTURES!
Those of you heading to Alaska, you’re going to absolutely LOVE IT! If you have any questions, I’m happy to help if I can, please reach out. For more mountain adventures, see my Classy & Climbing in the Rockies post. Thanks for following along.
WHAT TO PACK
In Alaska, you need layers. It’s hot in the sun (especially if you’re hiking) and cool in the shade. So, be prepared and bring a sweater or jacket out with you. We got lucky with 4 consistent days of no rain but, that is very rare. I would recommend bringing along a rain jacket, just in case. I also don’t leave town without my TULA (I’m obsessed with their skin care products) and they have The Jet Set colelction perfect for travel! See below to shop what I wore in Alaska this July.
SHOP THE POST
BLUSH LEGGINS | BLUSH CROP TOP | CANTEEN | TENNIS SHOES | OFF WHITE OVERSIZED SWEATER | BLACK DENIM | HEELS | BLACK CROSSBODY |GRAY LEGGINS | STRAPPY WHITE BRA TOP | CHUNKY KNIT CARDIGAN | RAIN COAT (not pictured but on sale!)