Alaskans have about as much pride as Montanans do in thinking that their state is the best place to live. I fully agree as I'm torn between each of them in choosing a place to live. For next year Alaska will win out though.
Ice cave in the Mendenhall Glacier
I was just able to visit a new part of the state. I've spent most of my Alaska time in Southcentral Alaska around Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula and have ventured as far north as Fairbanks. But last week was my first time to Southeast Alaska. I had some time off between Denali trips and flew down to Juneau to see some friends. I've always heard great things about Southeast Alaska and they were all right.
Hopefully I'll make it back there in July after my last Denali trip and I also just got hired as a Photography Guide in Juneau for next summer (after I finish Denali season). This is probably the most my life has ever been planned out. It also means that in 2015 I'm only going to have 8-9 weeks off work. I don't know what I'm going to do with so little free time.