Have you ever wondered what it would be like to hear nothing but sounds of nature and have an unobstructed view of natural surroundings? Well, you need to come to Alaska. You don’t have to walk far before you leave civilization behind. When you hike onto nearby hills or follow the numerous streams and rivers a small way, the sounds and sights of man start to fade and before long, you can hear yourself breathing, hear the crunch of leaves and stone beneath your boots and, of course, hear the birds, the waters, the wind. And the sights! Spruce and cottonwood and aspen shimmering in the light, birds flitting in the branches and on the ground and if you’re lucky, a glimpse of a moose or caribou, porcupine or maybe a fox.
It’s not too late to start making your plans. It’s like a huge health spa up here, you’ll go home refreshed and invigorated.