Thursday, July 11, 2013

Birthday hike

One if the things I missed most about Alaska was the accessibility of short hikes with big payoffs (ie. expansive views). In Washington the tree line is so high, the trees so tall, and the forest so dense that it is really hard to easily get anywhere with much of a view.

For my birthday we hiked up The Butte on its fantastic new trail. It's a short, steep hike but the views of the Matanuska Valley and the glacier are incredible. Well worth climbing all those new stairs!

That is what I love about Alaska. 

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