Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Third Day In Alaska

Zip Lining in Skagway, Alaska on day three.
What was I thinking??
This adventure started out with a nice bus ride with narration through downtown Skagway and up the Klondike Highway.  A short nature hike (HA!!) from the highway brought us to the Klondike Adventure Park where expert guides outfitted us with state-of-the-art safety equipment. 
We had to scale up a mountain 700 feet by foot - yes, by foot.  I almost didn't make it.  Gina and Dale kept saying "you can do this, you can do this".  And I finally did.  Now, remind you, this was not stairs or a path - it was rocks and tree trunks and roots - straight up the side of this mountain.
When we finally reached the top, we did a rope course.  The best description I can give you is the suspension bridge looked something like the bridge out of Indiana Jones!  We did a raised balance beam and a looped rope bridge.
Then, we got to the zip lining!!
This was not a few feet off of the ground - more like a few hundred feet.  I must say that the guides were excellent and at all times, we were anchored to two cables for safety.
We zoomed through the treetops high above the ground enjoying beautiful mountain views as we effortlessly soared through the air.  We zipped from one platform to another.
It was amazing!!
We had to wear long sleeves because of the quarter size mosquitoes and with all of the equipment on, plus the fact it was almost 90 degrees, it was a little warm. 
We zipped down five more lines and landed at the bottom.  It was a real thrill.  (If I just wouldn't have had to climb up)  When they ask for comments, I told them they needed an elevator!
It was truly spectacular and something I will never forget.  Now, I can check that off of my Bucket List!
Till next time, Judy


  1. I'm impressed Judy. The climb would have done me in.

  2. That climb would have scared me to death. I could never have done that. Kudos to you for doing that.

  3. Your suggestion about the elevator is cute, and I would probably have said the same. The zip line part sounds thrilling.

  4. Good for you Judy. I used to dream of sky diving, scuba diving and surfing. Well I've snorkled in the carribian twice, that's good for scuba diving. I've flown a plane twice, that's good for sky diving. But I am too old to swim in the ocean . LOL So my thrill seeking days are over. xoxo,Susie

  5. I am going to take your word "it was amazing", cause first of all, I would have never made it up the hill. :-D
    Hope you and your hubby are doing much better.

  6. There is a much easier one here in Douglas!

  7. The scenery in Alaska it spectacular but I think I would have chickened out of seeing it this way! You are brave my friend...braver than most! Hope you're feeling lots better! Sweet hugs!

  8. You are amazing and the pictures are awesome. I think I would have bowed out at the thought of climbing the mountain!


  9. Wow Judy I am so impressed. I am not sure I could do the climb or the zip lining down. Glad you stuck with it and finished. Sounds like it was so rewarding. Enjoy.

  10. You are very brave Judy. I like my feet on the ground.

  11. Wish I could have gone with you! I would have sat at the bottom of the mountain and made fun of you the whole time! :)

    Cheery wave from

  12. So glad you are feeling better and back sharing your Alaskan adventure.

  13. Glad you are better.

    It sounds like you created some great memories in Alaska.

  14. You are my hero!!!
    Well done!
    Tammy x

  15. PS
    I hate mosquitos!!! I'm thinking they are only good for feeding bats :)

  16. So much fun! I'm terrified of heights... wonder if I could do it?!

  17. What an awesome experience! I'm not sure if this is something I'd ever want to do or not. I THINK I would, but I might chicken out once I see what it looks like in person. ;-)

    I hope you're feeling better and stronger. I'm keeping you and your husband in my prayers. xoxo

  18. Judy- Good for you! I am really proud of you. You do all us gals proud! It looks like you had a LOT o fun- xo Diana

  19. Wow Judy! This sounds so awesome, I would never be able to make that climb, but the view must have been spectacular! What a memory.

  20. Sounds amazing, Judy! I like the idea of the zip lining (maybe.....or would it feel too scary and high??)......but the climb up sounds very strenuous! You are a brave lady...good for you that you did it!
    Helen x

  21. Judy I am so impressed! That is a long way to climb up!! WOW! The zip lining sounds like it was fun! Hope things are better at home with both you and John.


  22. Anyone I have ever heard speak of an Alaska trip has loved it. It sounds like you do too! (I'm visiting via Claudia.)



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