Saturday, July 13, 2013

Alaska


We're back from an epic adventure in Alaska where my mg novel ICE DOGS is set.

For nearly three weeks we backpacked up mountains and camped, hiked across glowing glaciers, and kayaked our way through spectacular scenery.

One of the best things about travelling is sharing pictures! Here's a few:

note: I missed getting a really cool shot of a humpback whale breaching as well as a sea otter eating an octopus. The octopus was larger than the sea otter! The otter floated on its back while tearing at a rubbery tentacle. It was so cool to watch it smacking its lips while peering over to make sure we weren't trying to steal the prize.

Can't wait to go back!

Grizzly on the Denali Park road
Killer Whales in Kenai Fjords National Park
Having fun on Mat-su Glacier

Hiking the back country of Denali

Sea Lions Kenai Fjords National Park
View of Mt McKinley

Kayaking out of Homer
Denali Park road
Up on the Kesugi Ridge, Denali State Park
great view
Kachemak State Park - the marmots were everywhere on this trail! Standing up and screaming their alarm. 

12 comments:

Wendy aka Quillfeather said...

What a wonderful trip! Would love to see a Grizzly Bear. Magnificent creatures!

Leandra Wallace said...

Wow, it looked gorgeous! Though sleeping outside in the great big outdoors like that w/only a tent...I'm too chicken!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

How far away were you from the bears? Very cool shots, Terry. And sea otters get very large. If the octopus was even bigger, that's scary.

Jemi Fraser said...

Love, love, love these pics!!! So beautiful! Love the sea lions & the bears best :)

Natalie Aguirre said...

Love the pictures. I'm sure you had an awesome, way more adventurous than me, time in Alaska. I've always wanted to go there.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

How beautiful! What an incredible experience. I'm sure you shot hundreds of photos.

Catherine A. Winn said...

Oh, wow, this armchair traveler loves it when you share your adventures!

Deniz Bevan said...

Looks like it was an awesome trip! I'd like to travel go far far north someday.
Love the sea lions :-)

Mirka Breen said...

Best time to be there...

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Amazing!!!

Cathrina Constantine said...

Very cool! Your pictures are fantastic! And Love you book cover! Good Luck

Catherine A. Winn said...

What a wonderful adventure. You take such wonderful pictures!