Painting at Eagle Beach – Discussion on Juneau Afternoon Radio

Painting at Eagle Beach – Discussion on Juneau Afternoon Radio

The Juneau Afternoon show, produced by Juneau’s KTOO, invited Lindsay to chat about art and the painting tour. Here’s their discussion! Juneau Afternoon - KTOO - Painting Eagle Beach https://adventureflow.us/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Juneau-Afternoon-7-27-15-AdventureFlow.mp3 Our next guest this afternoon, this Monday 27th of July, is Lindsay Carron. She is here to talk about a very fun subject I have no doubt: Painting Eagle Beach. Good afternoon Lindsay. Thanks for joining us. Thank you for having me! I hope you don’t plan on painting Eagle Beach this afternoon because your canvas is going to get a little bit wet, but once the weather improves, when are you are going to be painting Eagle Beach? We are actually taking a tour tomorrow. If it isn’t weather conducive, we have big tents we setup and make it very comfortable regardless of the rain. What’s involved in the whole Eagle Beach program? It sounds like a turn-key opportunity for someone who is interested in getting out there and painting something like that for the first time. Sure! I work for Adventure Flow, a start-up company here in Juneau. They brought me on as an art guide. They thought it would be something very unique to offer visitors and residents alike. I take them out to Eagle Beach and it’s a whole new way of exploring the land and what it offer people through a creative lens.   Absolutely! And so what’s you history? Are you from around here? Were you really familiar with Eagle Beach before you became an instructor out there? I grew up in Wisconsin and I currently live in Los Angeles, California. I came...
Things To Do In Juneau: The Paradox of Choice

Things To Do In Juneau: The Paradox of Choice

There is no lack of activities in Juneau. Type in “things to do in Juneau” and the list Google provides will you keep you busy year round. I often say Juneau adventure opportunities are like restaurant choices in most big cities: if you go to a new one each day of the year, you still won’t have done them all. How is it possible for an Alaskan traveler to experience the best of Juneau in the shortest amount of time? To avoid the paradox of choice, let’s keep it simple. Sort of like the In-N-Out menu. Too many choices and you end up picking something that may not represent your travel goals. Walk and learn the stories of downtown. Pick up a map at the information booths and walk through this historic mining town. Juneau was built on the riches of gold starting in 1880. The stories of these streets is rich with excitement and fascination. Get wowed by nature at Mendenhall Glacier. A shuttle will easily get you to the visitor’s center, but everyone else is going there as well (they receive half-million visitors every summer). Exit the crowd, and find transportation to West Glacier Trail. This 3 mile (one way) trail will reward you with an abundance of nature you have never experienced on any other hike in your life. Be careful as the trail is a bit difficult in some locations. When you reach the end, spend some time in your favorite yoga poses and truly ground yourself in the moment. Go out the road to Eagle Beach. Around mile 27, the stillness of the ocean and vastness of the...
Rico Worl, Owner of Trickster Company

Rico Worl, Owner of Trickster Company

A Moment in the Shop with Rico Lanaat’ Worl Artist of the Sockeye Clan of Raven House, Chilkat Owner of Trickster Company “That’s what I’m trying to do here: using modern canvases to keep our traditional arts fresh.”  View the Video:   Rico opened the doors of Trickster Company in July of 2014 after a successful Kickstarter campaign.  He has inspired visitors and locals alike with his modern twist on traditional native arts in Juneau, Alaska.  Visit Rico and his lovely staff of artists at Trickster Company downtown...
7 Tips to Prepare for Travelling in Juneau, Alaska

7 Tips to Prepare for Travelling in Juneau, Alaska

Juneau, Alaska is a land of many opportunities for things to do. You can step off your cruise ship and discover majestic hiking trails only a mile away, or join a tour company to guide you on an exciting adventure. No matter what you do on your vacation to Alaska, considering a few tips from locals will make your experience far more memorable. What exactly should you know for optimizing your Juneau experience? Here are 7 tips. 1. Dress in layers with a waterproof top layer. According to airport records, Juneau receives 62 inches of precipitation per year. Compare this to Seattle receiving approximately 38 inches per year. Better yet, it is estimated some parts of Juneau receive closer to 90 inches. It rains in Juneau and all of Southeast Alaska… a lot. To combat the dampness, carry a waterproof jacket and an extra layer or two. You may also want waterproof pants and shoes if you plan on spending a lot of time adventuring on tours and excursions. Although definitely not hip in Juneau, an umbrella is an easy solution to replace all of the above as long as it isn’t windy. Plan for the worst and appreciate your good fortune if the sun soaks it’s brilliant rays on your vacation. 2. Bring insect repellent. Insects often thrive in Juneau. There are really only two insects that will top off your annoyance meter: mosquitoes and no-see-ums. Some years are better than others, but it is hard know until you arrive. Insect repellent is sometimes hard on the skin. Have a long-sleeve shirt and pants available and only apply...
Landing For The First Time In Juneau, Alaska

Landing For The First Time In Juneau, Alaska

Upon stepping out of the airport terminal in Juneau, Alaska, my best friend, Eric, immediately whisks me away towards the Mendenhall Glacier. No dropping off the luggage or relaxing with a bite to eat – we go straight to the iconic scenery that makes Juneau great for adventure.  I pull on some running shorts in the parking lot and grab a granola bar from my duffel bag to ease the hunger pains. Although once starting down the path, no hunger or fatigue has any power. The vastness and vibrance of the glacier is mesmerizing. I came to Alaska seeking novel experiences and this is it! Mendenhall Glacier is far too much to take in at once. I beg to slow down to a hike and then to a slower walk. Not to catch my breath, but to have a moment to really look around at each one of the mountain peaks that towers in every direction. The air has the beautiful smell of rain that has ceased and starts to mix with sunlight. Bald eagles are easily seen across the horizon. I realize at that moment that I have stepped into an adventure. This little hiking tour guided by my friend is destined to become one I will remember for a lifetime. The excursion towards Mendenhall Glacier climaxes after about ¾ of a mile with a breathless vista of Nugget Falls. The year round waterfall drops 377 feet (1.25 football fields) and a sandbar leads right to the spray zone for an optimal experience. The sun continues to dip below the horizon and we need to return to the vehicle. The...