Last month, 5 girlfriends and I went on a backpacking trip in Alaska. It was life changing, and there are memories from there that I’ll treasure forever. It’s the second in our series of girls backpacking/adventure trips that we plan on doing yearly. The first was our canoe trip to Maine. It was every good thing in one place: awe inspiring landscape, a feeling of disconnect from the outside world, but close friendships and connections, and physical challenges that make you feel strong and powerful. The group was a collection of a few of my favorite women: my childhood friend Mardi, her friend Jen from Vermont, a friend from college Devon, and two friends from San Francisco (although one moved to Portland recently), Liz and Diana. I started putting together a full post about Alaska but realized it was far too much content. Today I’ll just be sharing about our side trips to the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, and Glacier Bay. The backpacking section of the trip will be coming shortly, later this week…

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