Alaska: Running, Cruising and Avoiding Bears
How to handle bears in Alaska:
Step 2. Reconsider long-planned 10-day trip to the 49th state.
Step 3. Count on boyfriend to be slower and tastier should we in fact encounter a hungry bear in Alaska. Go on trip.
Step 4. Enjoy Alaska sightseeing from safe confines of Norwegian cruise ship.
Step 5. Hike on glaciers with bear spray-wielding guides and slower climbers to serve as bear snacks.
Step 6. Opt for roads and multi-use paths in Juneau and Anchorage rather than racing through the trails.
Step 7. Enjoy bear sighting in Denali from the relative safety of rental SUV.
Step 8. Return to Portland thankful for the stunning Alaska views and my still fully intact limbs.
Step 9. Fill blog post with sites too beautiful for words.