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After getting my first passport in 2006 and traveling to climb Kilimanjaro in Tanzania my life changed. I began the process of getting rid of all my possessions and traveling the world. Traveling to over 100 countries and all 7 continents, hostels have been my home. This "new life" has taught me what is important and it was NOT accumulating money or possessions. Traveling is the best education. I hope my blog will encourage others to travel. My World Tattoo was a way for me to express my PASSION FOR TRAVEL.

Hiking Mount Roberts

6/17/11

Decided to hike Mount Roberts this morning. It is about 4000 feet high above sea level. When you start hiking next to a cruise ship, you are at sea level. lol  It is a joke in Alaska when the tourist get off the cruise ship and ask how high above sea level each town is.

Most tourists take the tram up to the restaurant which is about 2000 ft. I hiked for an hour to the tram and then another 1 hour and 15 minutes to get to the summit. There was a very beautiful view of  the Gastineau Channel, surrounding mountains, and Juneau and Douglas. I attempted to complete the Alpine Loop but at one point along the ridge the path was completely covered by snow. After quickly realizing the potential danger, I returned along the path I had taken earlier. The view from the summit was so beautiful that it is one of the highlights of my trip so far.






















































Eagle in large enclosure at tram stop.


Took the easy way down. 

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