by Diana Proemm, CTRS
Are you guilty of saying, “that trip to Alaska sounds AMAZING!” and then go about your life? It’s obvious that you don’t want to go bad enough. When I moved away from my home in Ohio, over 20 years ago, I had tried to make a go of living in Alaska. I drove home with my tail between my legs back to Ohio after year because I ran out of money. That winter, I told a friend what happened and he said: “YOU DID NOT WANT LIVE OUT WEST BAD ENOUGH.” His comment repeated in my head over and over. By the spring I was back in Alaska never to return to Ohio to live (much to my parents disappointment).
Here is what makes Alaska so enchanting that you will want to SIGN UP TODAY for this year’s trip in July.
1. The Opportunity To Become One With Nature
Alaska is truly the last frontier and is twice the size of Texas. You can drive twenty minutes and be out in the raw wilderness with snowy peaks, glacial fed rivers and birch tree forests. The state offers a plethora of opportunities to walk on trails, kayak turquoise lakes to stepping on a glacier that meanders as far as the eye can see. Not to mention wildlife sightings, such as moose, bears and salmon that most people see only in zoos.
2. Step Back Into Time
On this years BPRT’s trip, we step back into time. Kennecott Mine was formerly the largest copper mine in the world. The area boasts the tallest wooden structure in the US. In 1938 after depleting the last of the ore they closed shop and left it a ghost town. In the following years, the government made the area into Wrangell St. Elias National Park and Preserve. The park encompasses 13.2 million acres of land(larger than Switzerland).
3. Flight See Over Glaciers, Rivers, and Mountains
The best way to witness what Alaska has to offer is by bush plane. You will have the unique opportunity to see what makes Alaska so spectacular from the air. Wrangell vast landscapes include numerous mountain peaks from 14,000′ to 19,550′, uncounted glaciers and the largest ice field in North America. With over 20,000 square miles of roadless wilderness, flying is the only way to see and experience the wonders of the park. Want a visual taste? Click here
4. Adventure Into Something Different
Wrangell St. Elias is not easy to get to, and what makes it unique. If you are you looking to disconnect look no further. Less than 100,000 people visit the park each year. The only way to get there is 60 miles of dirt road or via bush plane. Imagine yourself going into slumber listening to only the sounds of nature within the secluded Kennicott Lodge.
This Alaska Dream Retreat may seem like it’s extreme, but in reality it is not. It is designed for the beginner outdoor adventurer and beyond. The perceived risk is high, but the actual risk is low. When I say “I know you can do it,” that means I know you can do it and will make sure you succeed. Remember the only thing stopping you is you.You have one month to sign up as the closing date is May 15th. Do not let self doubt creep in when there is no need. Give yourself the much needed break you deserve.
Peace be with you this week. Diana
Bigger Picture RT, LLC aims to EMPOWER women through outdoor adventure therapy retreats with Bigger Picture RT, LLC. Reward and transform yourself with a trip of lifetime. YOU DESERVE IT!
If you’re ready to travel the world and make a change in your life. Then join me this year on one of these amazing experiences.
Kayaking, scenic flights, and glacier hiking in Alaska – July 20-27, 2017
Last day to sign up is May 15th, 2017!