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Off to Denali

Trip to Denali National Park, Alaska

July 26th – August 3rd 2015

Denali_1Sunday, Day 1 – Got into Anchorage at 1:45pm but had to wait for the shuttle. I walked around looking for an AAA representative but couldn’t find one, so I called the number I had and left a message. Aaron called me and apologized for forgetting me and a shuttle would be there close to 4pm. It wasn’t a problem, the airport was cool. I got picked up by Matt (guide) and there were two other people in there. We went to Susitna Place and checked in. Continue reading Off to Denali

Giant Mountain, May 2015

My first hike trying to get ready for Denali. I went an bought all the gear, so now I need to try it out!

Heading down from my quick trip up Giant Mountain I ran into a guy that asked “Did you do Rocky Peak Ridge?” Um… no. What the hell is that?

So he explains “It was right there. Then you could have done two today.” Continue reading Giant Mountain, May 2015

Thank you Walter.

I stopped being afraid recently. Afraid of money, of people, of change. No, I wasn’t an introvert, but I was content. And then…

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, starring Ben Stiller, changed my life. If you haven’t seen it, do! There’s a scene in which Walter runs to a waiting helicopter and jumps on while David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” is playing, and that did it. I decided to jump on as many helicopters as I could.

Within a week I had deemed Iceland would take too long to prepare for, so I booked a week-long trip to Alaska and hike in Denali. Looks like I have some shopping, work-outs, and planning to do!tumblr_mybkfdb0u21sdsenko2_500