After putting 1600 miles on a rental car in the matter of 8 days and waking up at 4:30 more times than I care to admit, the Grand Tetons, and Yellowstone has been crossed off the dream destination list.
I remember the day I created my first Alaskan pinterest board. Visiting the state was more of a dream then, however, over time it became a goal. Two years ago, Kate, my big (if your familiar with sorority life) moved there while I began my junior year of college. Since then I have graduated and started a job which, to my luck, has amazing holidays. Allowing me over a week for spring break. During my colligate time I was more concerned working two jobs, than taking a spring break vacation. My break was more of a spring make as much money as you can in a week. However, this year I had no excuses.
I made the commitment, called my friend and booked a ticket.
We had a beautiful time, the weather was extraordinary for early April in Alaska. The sky's were clear allowing for panoramic views of the mountains. I even experienced getting caught in a white out blizzard. The week was jam packed, and when I returned home I slept a solid fourteen hours straight. It took me a while to get through all of the photos, but here are some I snapped along the way.
A few photos from my time in the Big Apple.
After five days of trekking through the snow capped Andes, and the Peruvian jungle I have 150 photos, 80 miles on my once-new hiking boots, 15,190ft record in elevation, and a lifetime of memories.