Where To Find The Most Surreal Sights In Juneau

Where To Find The Most Surreal Sights In Juneau

Juneau situates itself in one of the worst places to build a city. On one side sits the Pacific Ocean and only a couple miles inland is the Juneau Icefield, a vast stretch of glacier ice the size of Rhode Island. Thankfully, Juneauites aren’t building a city. They are building a quaint town currently around 33,000 people on one of the most beautiful stretches of land in the world. The juxtaposition of rain forest colliding with glaciers and ice calving into oceans is completely surreal. It is a nature lover’s paradise.  Because of the raw beauty of this land, friends and family are tough to keep away for long. After picking them up at the airport, I immediately take them out to explore the most surreal sights of Juneau. If you have limited time, these are essential places to consider exploring. Nugget Falls The first time I visited Juneau, Nugget Falls was the very first place I visited. It didn’t matter it was 10 P.M. already. What I experienced completely changed my life. The 3/4 mile hike from the Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center follows a smooth path out to a sand bar. At the end of this sand bar is a raging mist created from Nugget Falls propelling down almost 400 feet. That’s when I realized there is something special about Juneau. The adventure possibilities here are endless and powerful. Trail of Time The second stop sits next door to Nugget Falls on the backside of the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. This area is the Trail of Time. It’s always stunning to see the rock markers along the path...
Sailing Through Glacier Bay National Park – The Ultimate Alaskan Experience

Sailing Through Glacier Bay National Park – The Ultimate Alaskan Experience

Are you an avid traveler who’s about to explore the world? Are you keen to explore the ultimate Alaskan wilderness? Then, you should visit Glacier Bay National Park – a place that offers limitless opportunities for both adventure & inspiration. It is a terrestrial and marine sanctuary spanning over 3.3 million acres. Glacier Bay National Park is best known for its mighty mountain ranges, massive glaciers, wild coastlines, exotic rainforest, & deep sheltered fjords. From sea to summit, this place allows you to witness vast Alaskan wilderness of dynamic glaciers, mountain goats, brown and black bears, & migrating humpback whales. As a World Heritage Site, this place is an ideal destination for those seeking exotic wildlife, kayaking, or merely a chance to get away. How to explore Glacier Bay National Park? If you want to witness the magnificent scenery and adventurous wildlife of Glacier Bay, then the best option is to explore it by sailboat. Adventure Flow offers you an exclusive opportunity to explore this heritage national park while spending 6-8 days sailing around the Glacier Bay. In fact, with this exquisite Alaska sailing opportunity, you’ll have enough time to paddle in kayaks, meander around the shoreline, trek around the deep blue glaciers, hike in the rainforest, or simply relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery on board the boat. This is a flagship multi-day tour that departs from Juneau, Alaska in April of 2017. Your trip starts on-board the spacious 54 foot sailboat, the S.V. Arcturus as a home base for launching out to the ultimate Alaskan experience! On the day 1 itself, you are acquainted with Captain Hoock and your guide while...
Kokopelli Packrafts, Watch Out Kayaks!

Kokopelli Packrafts, Watch Out Kayaks!

We have had the delight to test out some of Kokopelli Packraft’s new additions to the lineup this spring. Alaska is the prime testing ground for these crafts with braided rivers often far from any roads or launch sites, there is always more to explore, and a packraft is often the only way to get down the rivers. However, the ocean is a line where packraft rule ends and kayaks take over. We think Kokopelli is about to change that… We use them a little bit differently from the typical river hike, and that is why when we first laid eyes on the Castaway XL and Twain, we were enthralled. A fin, storage, and a spray deck option? Now we are talking possibilities. The standard issues of speed on a packraft tends to lee on the side of misery for longer paddle trips where a packraft’s desire to turn can be more tiring than the trip itself. It is amazing how big of a difference a little fin can make. Our sailing tours cover a lot of ground here in Southeast Alaska. Whether it is cruising along the glacial fjords or bouncing around hot springs, exploring the shoreline by paddle craft is a big part of these tours. We often spend just as much time paddling as we do going ashore to investigate some interesting ice, wildlife, or water fall. And this, this is where packrafts win hands down. With steep mountain fjords and rocky shores, landing a rigid boat is downright terrifying for a new paddler, not to mention the damage it does to our boats. Weighing in at...
Glaciers and Ice Caves in Southeast Alaska

Glaciers and Ice Caves in Southeast Alaska

Most glaciers are receding at alarming rates in Southeast Alaska making a visit to see one of these majestic giants a must. During this webinar we take a look at the natural science of glaciers, there accessibility, how to get to them, and what activities are available at a glacier. We will also talk a little on the world famous Mendenhall ice caves and what you should expect should you attempt to see its vibrant beauty. Recorded April 7th, 2016. 360 Mendenhall Ice Caves Tour:...
Getting to Southeast Alaska

Getting to Southeast Alaska

Reaching Southeast Alaska isn’t difficult. Considering how isolated it is, the conveniences of modern transportation make Alaska accessible for everyone. During this webinar we dive into what the options are including tips and tricks for choosing the best...

Plan Your Southeast Alaska Travel Adventure

During this webinar we explore what it is like to travel in Southeast Alaska and what you need to know when planning. This includes towns such as Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, and Sitka. What are the different seasons like?What transportation options are available for getting to Alaska?Overview of glaciers, wildlife, sealife, and mountain ranges. Once here, how do you get around? Feel free to reach out to us if you have any other questions. ...