Alaska Live: Photo Essays to Help You Plan Your Alaska Trip!

The view the other way...

Years in the dreaming and planning, finally the Geezerheiken crew experiences Alaska. If you’re planning a bucket list trip to the vastness that is Alaska, join us — maybe you’ll get an idea of what you want to do … or not .. from our trip experiences. Or if you just want to look at some pretty scenery in the photo essays, join us! All the adventures, all right here! Click on the post’s title to link to the entire photo essay. Enjoy!

Hiking Without Trails? A Geezerheiken Dilemma!

The view the other way...

We love to hike and call it “geezerheiken”, not because it’s a brew pub, but because we meander slowly, take our time and enjoy the walk. But Denali National Park doesn’t have hiking trails like most parks so this we wandered in the tundra with no trail, all the time wondering if around the next rise would be a grizzly bear….

Cruising Denali Park Road

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Sometimes you just get lucky …. my photo essay of cruising the Denali Park Road. I didn’t realize that only 30% of visitors to Alaska ever get to see Mt McKinley – it’s so huge it generates its own weather systems! Are we in the 30% Club?

Ferries, Trains & RV’s! Planning A Bucket List Adventure

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For us traveling solo is the best way to experience anywhere we travel. But it requires alot of work and planning up front to make it happen. Here’s how we approached for our upcoming Alaska bucket list adventure.

Who Cruises Alaska’s Inside Passage on the Ferry?

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Inevitably, when someone learns we’re going to Alaska this summer, the first question is… “oh, are you taking a cruise?” Well, yes and no. We’re taking the ferry! Bucket List Adventures Await!

Cleaning a DSLR: My Camera Has Spots!

Look closely in the clouds top left ... there's a spot that should not be in the photo.

Do you have spots in your photos? Need to clean the DSLR camera sensor? Just before our big bucket list adventure, my camera has SPOTS! Oh NO!!! I’m sure there are much worse calamities, but I’ve been looking forward to getting a great (for me) photo of a bald eagle swooping down and catching a salmon in his claws for years. Aaarrggg!

Now What Did I Forget?

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Packing for any bucket list adventure, we always try to pack so we can carry everything on so we don’t lose any time due to delayed or lost luggage. It’s always a challenge, but Alaska for a month is more challenging than usual because the weather could be mid70’s & sunny, or upper40’s and raining. YIKES!

10 Days to Go: Flatlander to Alaska Hiker

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YIKES! Where did the last 12 weeks go. Now only 10 days to go to get this flatlander into shape to hike in Alaska, 1700 feet elevation gain in a couple miles.

5 Tips: Prepare for a Bucket List Adventure!

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For most of us, a bucket list adventure will be a once in a lifetime experience. Don’t be disappointed! Here are some tips of things to do ahead of time to maximize your experience!

Flatlander to Alaska Hiker – On the Boat or At The Lake

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Have you ever wondered how a flatlander gets in shape for an adventure of a lifetime, hiking in Alaska? We’re not entirely sure, but we have 12 weeks to get ready, so here’s how we’re starting…