Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Alaskan Vacation

Josh and I had an amazing vacation in Alaska during August 2 - 15. We went with a couple friend of ours, Mitch and Robyn Martin, and met up with a friend that lives in Anchorage and was able to take the whole 2 weeks off to play tour guide for us. For our first adventure we drove a couple hours south to a small town called Cooper's Landing where we stayed a few days in a cute cabin. We fished for salmon in the Russian River and ate what we caught. We also saw several black and grizzly bears, a bald eagle, and couple moose. Next we went white water rafting in Hope where we had to wear dry-suits and helmets and do a swim test before they let us go on the level 3-4 rapids. After a short break in Anchorage, we drove north about 5 hours to a small town called Telkeetna where we took the Alaskan Railroad about 100 miles out to a very secluded campsite next to a river. I was a little nervous knowing we were 100 miles from any town, there was no vehicle access, and the train only comes by every 24 hours. But we had a great time catching fish and hiking. On our way back to Anchorage we were able to catch a rare glimpse of Mt. McKinnley (Denali). We also drove to a large glacier and were able to hike a little way out onto it. Next, we went to Homer on the southern coast where we deep sea fished. We caught several halibut and salmon which we had frozen and shipped to Texas(60 pounds, after it was all fileted!!). We also sea kyaked in a cove across the bay and saw several sea otters, puffins, and a couple harbor porpoises. Last, we spent 2 days exploring Anchorage before heading home. It was an awesome vacation and great break for Josh and me.

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We love you all!
Josh and Eva Jorden


  1. Wow! That looks like so much fun. What a good break for the two of you. We'll see you in a few weeks right?

  2. I love your pictures! It looks like you guys had a great time.
    I'm looking forward to catching up with you soon. We have been sooo busy moving and unpacking--yuck!