Or, at least it's slightly easier to get to than Bhutan. No cruise ship for us. Just our North Face backpacks, some great hiking boots and nothing but the vast horizons, massive glaciers, soaring peaks and spectacular wildlife. We took the first step already, we ordered the Adventures in Alaska Discovery Guide. Conveniently they sent a guide on some amazing hiking destinations all around the world. One begins in the Swiss Alps and consists of a hike to the French Riviera (14 days) ... can you imagine? Back to Alaska... but seriously, the Alps to the ocean!
So Alaska... There are 2 hikes we are particularly interested in: The Arctic Refuge Hike and Ultimate Alaska. Both 8-9 day hiking trips, classified as moderate-strenuous. We're already packing. Anyone else?