“Urban Hike” with the Governor.
This had to be one of the most interesting episodes. Juneau is an incredible place, since 1906 this has been the Capital of Alaska, so the history and culture is rich in Juneau – Sharing this part of Alaska was tops when Governor Sarah Palin joined us on a short hike up to her office in the capital!
Back in 1880 two guys Joe Juneau and Dick Harris were led by a Tlingit chief named Kowee to local gold reserves at Snow Slide Gulch. Juneau would never be the same as stampedes of miners soon led to the formation of a mining camp. In 1906, this camp had grown and evolved into a district government and capital of Alaska. A little known fact is that Juneau was first named Harrisburg after Dick Harris, but Joe Juneau – as a result of some very effective political arm-twisting at a miners’ meeting in 1881 – won forever the name of Alaska’s capital city.
So many today have mixed opinions about Juneau. Some complain because the rainfall averages some 50+ inches each year, but that’s typical for southeast Alaska! It’s the history, people, and adventures that are accessible in and around Juneau that make it one of my top spots. In my opinion and in few words – Juneau is not to be missed. Go!
Here’s some links in making that happen for you.
As of this post today, they’re offering the “Constituent Fare”, which is available to Alaskans in order to encourage them to visit their State Capital.
Juneau Convention & Visitors Bureau
Naturally a great resource in helping make your trip all it can be!
Local Activities in Juneau!
Juneau’s CVB has put together an amazing list of great things to do. Here’s my favorite for Hiking, Biking & Walking! www.tinyurl.com/2dy7bp
Traveling up the inside passage? Princess Cruises offers shore excursions while at port in Juneau. You’ll get to explore the Mendenhall Glacier, Temperate Rainforest, Juneau Underground, Mining, and the Tram ride is not to be missed either. Naturally my suggestions here are during summer travel season, but any of these are available to you on foot as well!
Unfortunately due to mounting emails, and conspiracy surrounding this episode with former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, interviews, comments, or video will not be will be given. This video is simply what it is – so Enjoy!
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