02 Jul Go Big or Go Home
What is going on everyone! Let’s give a shout out to the weather. The weather changes within minutes here in Alaska. You wake up with the sun shining bright in the sky, and you decide to go out in shorts and a t-shirt. However, you return drenched in water because it’s raining. But back to business. Our model here in the KLGO (Klondike Goldrush) is “go big or go home,” and this was the week to show up. After two weeks of “prep” time it was time to implement our interpretation programs to the public. I was super nervous and to make things even more nerve wrecking I had a full house. Thankfully, I have an extremely dedicated, committed, and supportive team that told me it was my time to show up. So, I went out there and did what I had to do to ensure that our visitors left our park satisfied and knowledgeable of our history.
The second highlight of the week was my weekend outings. Born and raised in Los Angeles I really did not go out much. One of my goals is to get comfortable with nature and bears. So, a co-worker and I went to hike International Falls in Canada. The scenery was beautiful. You are hiking on open valleys and all you hear are the echoes of birds singing. It was a beautiful experience I will never forget. To get to the trail we had to cross a river that was about knee deep. This river was glacial runoff. So, let me tell you the water was sooooooooooo cold!! My legs were literally shaking and in pain after spending two minutes in the river. Eventually we hiked to an altitude of who knows what that we started crossing frozen rivers and slipping on snow. Overall, it was a great experience, but the worst part about coming back was crossing the river again. That is all for today folks tune in next week for more Edgar Shenanigans. Enjoy the beauty in the pictures below. Bye.
(Taking a moment to snap the beauty of the river that made my feet shake)
(Hiking the valley)
(Check out the mountains in the backdrop)