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Alaska has a rainforest?

Yes! The largest temperate rainforest in the world. Little did I know that a cruise in Alaska could also be an adventure. Kayaking, camping, hiking, and swimming with icebergs...this is an adventure of a lifetime aboard the Wilderness Explorer.

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Hiking Alaska
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Marissa Jensen
This morning we enjoy our last wonderful breakfast before we disembark in Juneau. I spend the morning exploring Juneau before we head to the airport. What an amazing week exploring Southeast Alaska.
Hiking Alaska
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Marissa Jensen
Yes, you read it right...swimming with Glaciers. Today we are in Endicott Arm. We get to take the kayaks out to get a closer view of Dawe's Glacier. The sound the cracking ice makes is eerie. …
Hiking Alaska
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Marissa Jensen
Today we are out on yet another kayaking adventure. This will be one of our first in open water so we have a safety briefing on what to do if you capsize and how to avoid that. We will be kayaking …
Hiking Alaska
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Marissa Jensen
Today we are 100% dependent on the tide. We must make it into the narrow passage of Ford's Terror during high tide. We take explore the wilderness area by skiff. Again hoping to see some land life …
Just a comparison in size
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Marissa Jensen
This morning, I am out in the kayak early. The water is glass and the quiet of our kayaks moving through the water is eerie. As we round the bend into the cove, we see an old whaling station. When …
Enjoying the marine life of Alaska
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Marissa Jensen
We wake early this morning to begin our journey back to the boat. I am exhausted and can't bare the thought of kayaking 13 miles today. Luckily it is only 7 and we are back at the boat in time for …
Holding the starfish
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Marissa Jensen
Today we dock in the small port town of Klawok. Here we meet the mayor of the town Leslie. He takes us on a tour of the town. This small port town is know for its Totem Poles. We walk through …
Enjoying the marine life of Alaska
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Marissa Jensen
Our morning flight north to Alaska is only about 2 hours. Today is gorgeous with bright blue sky, crystal blue water and bright sun. Even the locals have spring fever as they are excited to see the …
For comparison's sake
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Marissa Jensen
Today I have the privilege of flying to Seattle with my good friend Renee. The flight went fast as we chatted the entire time. Once in Seattle, I connect with the light rail to get to downtown …

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