Alaska is a state which is full of natural wonders and exciting attractions for one to explore. Among the activities in which individuals can take part are bicycling, rafting, taking a helicopter or bush plane through the wilderness, and walking and hiking the trails and mountains, along with other activities. If you are up for a challenge, mountain hiking is sure to present one for you.
Take a Trek Along Challenging Mountain Trails
One of the more enjoyable treks for hikers to make in Alaska is atop the glaciers of Juneau Icefield. It is important to do this with a tour group being led by a experienced professional, so that they can give you the proper gear and tips for climbing on the glaciers. This is the only safe way to hike on them, as it can be dangerous if you attempt to go up them on your own. It is likely that the guide will take you on the glacier for only an hour or two, especially if it is your first time doing a more difficult hike like this. Once you are high up on the glacier, you will be able to see the breathtaking view of the Icefield. This is something that is not to be missed out on.
Travel by Helicopter
Another way you can experience exciting travels is to take a helicopter over the wilderness of the Juneau Icefield. Once you are over the Icefield, your pilot will have you land on the ice so you can travel by foot for awhile. Though this may seem daunting, many people enjoy the sense of adventure and solitude which they experience when they fly in a helicopter to view the Icefield up close. It is also a wonderful learning experience, as your pilot will talk to you about the history of the Juneau Icefield.
Ride on the Mount Roberts Tramway
The Mount Roberts Tramway is another fun way to travel. While on the tramcar, you will travel along the rainforest of Southeast Alaska and end up 1,800 feet up on the Mountain. Surprisingly, there is a full service Mountain House featuring an eagle exhibit, gift store, theater, and bar & grill, among other things.
Enjoy all of the best that Alaska has to offer for hiking and adventure. You are sure to love the ecotours, which help to preserve the rich natural landscape of the wilderness and the livelihood of the residents. Whether you go in a helicopter, on foot up a mountain, or take a tramcar, you will have a great time in Alaska.