Thursday, July 26, 2012

Mt. Edgecumbe - Sitka, AK

It twas one of the few days where it was not raining for most the day here in Alaska.

There is a volcano called Mt. Edgecumbe located over on Kruz Off island which is about a 30 minute boat ride from Sitka. 
I knew I had to hike to this volcano the second I saw it and heard it was possible.


7 miles in
7 miles out
14 miles total
From sea level to 3200 ft up.
on an Island in Alaska
Tambourine ....check.

Lucky for me, the weather that day was perfect. Started out cloudy, as we hiked the last 0.6 of a mile (which was thee worst and hardest 0.6 mile I have ever done), the cloud crept up and out of the way so we could view all of our surroundings on top of this volcano. 

I even got sunburnt for the first time ever here in Alaska. 
Proud of that.

I hiked up to the volcano, I sledded down on my rain coat on the side of the volcano (about 0.5 of a mile), I walked around the rim of the volcano, I ate strawberries at the top of the volcano.

I feel accomplished. This was also the longest hike I have done in one day. Not sure what it was before this, but I know it wasn't 14 miles. 

Here are a few of the glamour shots of this amazing hike.

 My adopted hiking group for the first bit.

 Up the last 0.6 miles of the trail, the first part & my temporary walking stick.


 Yoga on top of Mt. Edgecumbe

At the top of the volcano, meditating, making my mark with peace and tambourines.

Volcano crater.

Balance around the rim of Edgecumbe.

Into the Alaskan Abyss....

Here me rawr...atop this volcano, barefoot.

After sledding down, I feel great.

Hugging trees & saying my goodbyes for now.

Such an excellent day in Alaska!

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