Jewel Peak Hike near Girdwood
Today we climbed Jewel Peak near Girdwood. This was an incredible hike. I think the pictures speak for themselves. All I will say is that it is amazing how many mountains there are here. Some have never been named, and they are within a short drive of Anchorage. You could spend a lifetime climbing all the snow-covered peaks. This is truly a magical place. Better than Colorado, Utah, and California combined.
A glacier from almost near the summit. There was a lot of snow still on the peak that we had to hike over. And I hiked on a glacier! It actually wasn’t any different from hiking a regular snow, but it was still neat. If you look right above the closest ‘V’ in the picture, you can make out Girdwood, near the Turnagain arm farther still.
It was around 75 degrees and no wind on the top, so we decided to get some sun on the summit. This was the first time this summer that I actually felt comfortable in shorts and nothing else! I definitely could use some sun.