WildSnow Weekend — Other Side Of Waiting Out The Storm


Post by WildSnow.com blogger | May 3, 2015      
Our furry friend, Skookum playing in the snow at Eagle Crest ski resort unfortunately closed due to low snow coverage. However, we did see lots of folks touring up there. Conditions looked good! Next time we are bringing skis for sure.

Our furry friend, Slocum, playing in the snow at Eagle Crest ski resort unfortunately closed due to low snow coverage. However, we did see lots of folks touring up there. Conditions looked good! Next time we are bringing skis for sure. Click images to enlarge.

As the Glacier Bay boys were bundled up inside their tent in an Alaskan storm, three of us ladies headed to Juneau. We met in Seattle and caught an early flight on April 10th, the day the boys were expected to get off the glacier. We kept our plans a secret — our goal: a welcome back surprise.

Unfortunately, the weather was not our friend that day and there was no window for Fly Drake to grab the guys. Juneau, rainy and gloomy as well, welcomed us anyway. For the next few days, we set out to explore our surroundings and enjoy local culture. Dreary weather didn’t stop us from adventuring, as we proceeded to sight see around beautiful Alaska.

Rachel and Amber enjoying a brief sunny moment on our first day out in Juneau.

Rachel and Amber enjoying a brief sunny moment on our first day out in Juneau.

Amber gazing at the Mendenhall Glacier.

Amber gazing at the Mendenhall Glacier.

Closer look at the Mendenhall glacier - so blue!

Closer look at the Mendenhall Glacier – so blue!

Peaks on peaks with Amber, Rachel and Hannah while out on another walk by the water in beautiful Juneau.

Peaks on peaks with Amber, Rachel and Hannah while out on another walk by the water in beautiful Juneau.

Pretty ladies: Hannah, Rachel, Julia and Amber. Thanks so much to Hannah and her family for being the best hosts and encouraging our adventures! You guys are awesome!

Welcoming committee: Hannah, Rachel, me and Amber. Thanks so much to Hannah and her family for being the best hosts and encouraging our adventures. You guys are awesome!

On Monday, three days past schedule, the boys were able to fly out from the glacier. Suspecting nothing, they phoned us to check in once they were on the ferry from Haines to Juneau. Five hours later we greeted them as they arrived from the ferry terminal. Seeing the astonished looks on their faces we knew that our surprise worked as we hoped. It was an awesome way to welcome them back into civilization. Definitely worth the days of work missed to be there!

Recap of WildSnow posts from the week of April 27 to May 1st:

Glacier Bay Extraction

Homies on Hayes Expedition Intro

5 Ways To Manage Tent-Bound Insanity

Jotunheimen Norway – Land Of The Giants

On The Way To Mt. Hayes, Alaska



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7 Responses to “WildSnow Weekend — Other Side Of Waiting Out The Storm”

  1. Lisa Dawson May 3rd, 2015 10:51 am

    I can’t think of a nicer way to be welcomed back into civilization. You lovely ladies are awesome!

  2. Coop May 3rd, 2015 2:37 pm

    No details on HOW you greeted us? 😉

  3. PatHanes May 3rd, 2015 4:08 pm

    Four beauties who welcome you back?! Where do I sign up?

  4. Jay May 3rd, 2015 6:33 pm

    Coop, fill us in.

  5. Coop May 4th, 2015 12:45 pm

    Haha, I can’t speak to all of the events or discussions preceding our arrival. We got back to Hannah’s house and she pushed the garage door button to and it unveiled “Welcome Home” written across a few pairs of butt cheeks. Quality!

  6. Rachel Bellamy May 4th, 2015 1:41 pm

    Too bad we didn’t have room to write “took you long enough!” hahaha stoked the surprise worked and again thank you to Brenda, Mike, Hannah, and Slocum for being such wonderful hosts and for putting up with a bunch of smelly boys and silly girls!

  7. Julia May 5th, 2015 11:49 am

    Sadly the greeting act itself was not photo documented, what a bummer haha





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