Anchored In

If you’ve been following the AiGeology facebook and/or twitter feeds, you know that I’m on my way to Anchorage, Alaska for this years national meeting of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG for short).

So far, I’m halfway there and waiting on my connecting flight to take me the next into Anchorage.  My initial flight from Ohio to my connection in Denver, Colorado was cancelled and I was placed on an earlier flight.  A much earlier flight. In fact, I arrived here in Denver 12 hours before my next 2,400 mile flight leaves.

Surprisingly, I’ve managed to keep myself busy without springing for a cab to take me downtown.   I’ve never been to Alaska before, but from what I’ve heard and read, it is well worth the wait!   When I return, I’ll be posting pictures from my scheduled glacier cruise and – if I finish preparing my presentation – a tentative trip to Denali National Park (no guarantees on the latter).

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4 responses to “Anchored In

  1. Thanks for the well wishes, Amy, Mike, and AM! I’m back from Anchorage and had a blast! Due to the conference, I only had a few days to explore outside of the city, but the sights I saw were amazing! I will soon be posting on some of my adventures and will share plenty of pictures.

  2. I am so jealous! I’ve been wanting to go to Alaska for a long time. Hope you have a great trip!

    Oh yeah, and don’t forget to post photos!

  3. You are going to love Alaska! It is the most majestic & as untouched as any place I’ve ever been. I flew to the Aleutian Islands (it took several water planes) , drove from Anchorage to Denali, to the Homer Spit, and fished at every puddle in between. I spent a month & too much money, but I never regretted a penny or a second. The mountain ranges are just breathtaking. The volcano I flew over on the way to the Islands was smoking. It had erupted the previous year & has been active since. The glaciers are such a strange color, I know there is a scientific explanation but just look at them in awe. To think that is the purest water on Earth, if you go deep enough to the ice that hasn’t been exposed to modern pollution. There are drain holes big enough to drive a pickup truck into!! If you get a chance, go see the Kenai River . It is the most protected river on the planet. Totally natural, no seeds. Good travel & much adventure. I hope it is late enough in the year for you to see the northern lights. Also check out the bore tides in Anchorage, I never quite understood how these tides worked. I saw people literally surf it up the Turnagain Arm. Safe trip man. Look forward to your posts about the land of the midnight sun.

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