September 21 – We were up fairly early and ready to get our adventure started. The place was very comfortable so we got good sleep. AirBnB Melás 9
Reykjanesbær, Southern Peninsula, if you’re interested. Close to the airport and grocery stores.
A bit long, but if any of it helps here I figure I’d post it. I tried to remember all the details. Having Dexter to lean on at times was, for me, the most important thing about the whole trip.
Without her I may have tapped out in Piseco. She said the same about me, so maybe having at least one other person along will help. The trail can be a mental chess game at times (OMG, ARE WE CLOSE YET???), so support was, for us, essential. So this is just from our POV….
Sunday, 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→
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!