9.27.2012

Hiking Girdwood- LOTM

For today's LOTM post, we are sharing one of our favorite hikes. Being mountain ladies, hiking is one of our favorite pastimes.
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*NOTE*
These pictures in no way do this place justice

This is THE most gorgeous hike I've ever been on. It is located in Girdwood, Alaska. Not only was it insanely gorgeous, but to get across the river you had to get inside a cage and use a pulley system!! SO much fun! 
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Dad, sister, and brother inlaw
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View from the cage
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We didn't do the entire trail, that's the joys of having kiddos (who are AWESOME hikers btw!). But we made it to the bridge which had some incredible views of the river.
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Isn't this gorgeous?!
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This is my nephew and I. Apparently neither of us were prepared for pictures. Plus the bugs that kept flying around made it hard.
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Here's the crew (minus me of course) by the river and on the bridge.
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The trail
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We were all just in awe of the beauty of these mountains. I could so live here...
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This hike is so much fun and if you're ever in Alaska, it's a MUST! I don't know if another hike will ever beat this one... I challenge you to find me that hike! (don't get crazy, I'm sure it won't be hard. haha!)

Be sure to check out the other Ladie's posts!

                                                 

23 comments:

Amanda said...

Oh my goodness that place looks absolutely gorgeous! I've only been to Alaska once for a short time but I kind of feel in love with all of it's beauty!

Also I am so excited for these LOTM posts! You all are just too adorable!

brooke field said...

You know I heart Girdwood!

The Egg said...

say what? a cable pulley!?!?!?!
that's some indian jones styleness right there.

xo the egg out west.

Gypsy in Jasper said...

Oh man! You just made my Alaska urge that much stronger. Eeeee. I wanna go. Take me there, won't you!?

Jenny Stokes said...

I love hiking! Looks like SO much fun!

Lauren Cooper said...

Three Words... Stairway To Heave. Oahu Hawaii. You would die of happiness! :)

Elsha Bodily said...

yay for mountain ladies! My favorite posts :) This is gorgeous! I've always wanted to go to alaska, maybe on a cruise or something because I'm a sissy, but still beautiful! THanks for sharing Gentri! p.s. how's that meet up going? I've still blocked out all of October for it

Emily said...

Amazing - I love hiking! And this has inspired me to write a post about a hike we did in Vietnam - not in the mountains - but in the hilly, terraced rice paddies. It was a ridiculous hike. But so gorgeous. Thanks for inspiring me to write about it.

Kelley Spurlock said...

I'm on my way to Alaska right now because of this.

I wish that was true.

Mo (New on U) said...

I was just there and did this hike. Kind of. It was pouring rain, with winds gusts of up to 100 miles per hour and we never made it all the way to the gorge. We did see the "butt tree" though. You see that??

Justina F. Lee said...

This is so spectacular! I know you said that the photos don't do it justice, but it looks so amazing in the photos alone! Nature is just..awesome!

Ann. said...

these are awesome photos!!

Jay said...

Oh my goodness - that cage & pully system is too cool!

Kallee Mae said...

WOW!! I NEED to go here! Officially on my bucket list now! Looks like so much fun!

Kal

Jake and Julie said...

I would agree with your summary of the trail. Lived in Girdwood and love this hike. It is one of the best. The Indiana Jones comment is ironic; passed Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart on our way to the hand-tram (cart) a few years ago.

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Sarah said...

Gorgeous!! My husband is always joking about taking a transfer to Alaska (I guess there are always openings there). This makes me want to go!!

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Juliette said...

Oh God, this place looks amazing!!
I want to be teleport there, right now :)

dailydoily said...

Oh WOW! So pretty!!! I would love to hike there. My husband + I hiked Savage Gulf in TN this weekend. We had the BEST time :) It's one of our favorite things to do together. ♥Lindsay

Charisma Moran said...

Wow! So gorgeous!!

jen @ grown in southern ground said...

gorgeous pics!!

Lindsey Marlor said...

love the greenery in oregon! my sis lived there for a couples of years.. a couple of years ago