Did you know that Sitka is located in the middle of a beautiful temperate rain forest? Bet you didn’t picture rain forest when I told you I was moving to Alaska, huh!? Here is a cool 2min video about the Tongass National Forest (where I live). Check it out! http://sitkawild.org/2013/08/video-sitka-gateway-to-the-tongass/
One of the first hikes we went on was the Cross Trail, which runs along the back of town (right behind my house, actually). It was a beautiful rainy day, so we suited up in our gear and headed out.
It was a fun and beautiful way to start adjusting ourselves to living in the rain! If you want to have fun outdoors in Sitka, you have to be able to handle a little water. Luckily, with more than 15 other AmeriCorps volunteers, there are usually a few people who are willing and free when I am. Here’s to many more soggy hikes this fall (and hopefully winter)!