Places to Visit in Juneau, Alaska ↠ Gold Creek Flume Trail.

Gold Creek Flume Trail in Juneau, Alaska is a great easy hiking trail near downtown Juneau. We tried this trail for the first time in May when we made a trip for a wedding I photographed on top of Mendenhall Glacier (photos to come!). It was so nice to find an easier hike after all the uphill trails we'd done already that week. Especially since I was 26 weeks pregnant at the time. 

This hiking trail has great scenery and the relaxing sound of the water rushing...more so if you go on a rainy day like we did. It wasn't pouring when we went, just a light rain, but Flume Trail is a nice covered walking area for those rainy Juneau days. My Dad and I were amazed by the giant wooden bridge we had to drive over to get to Flume Trail, I've never seen anything like it. 

More hiking trails, restaurants, and places to visit in Juneau, Alaska

Also, I've had an increasing number of site visits from people wanting travel info for Juneau as they head there on their summer adventures. If you're heading there soon (or planning your dream trip for someday), I'd love to know any questions or topics you'd like covered besides just my Places to Eat and Places to Visit posts! Leave a comment with anything you'd be interested in having me cover: packing tips, my top picks (if you're stay in Juneau is short), etc. We lived in Juneau for two years I've traveled there too, so I'd be happy to answer any questions!


Places to Visit in Austin, Texas ↠ Arbor Trail.

We love to take Atka on errands with us as often as possible. She loves the car and we like when we can avoid leaving her home alone in her crate...even though she loves it in there. We figured we'd check out Arbor Trail and then let Atka relax in the car while we knocked out a quick Costco and Whole Foods trip recently. It's a win/win for everyone. Happy/worn out dog and a pantry full of groceries. Everyone's happy...

This trail is really short and more like a neighborhood walk, so if you're looking for a real hike, this isn't for you. We liked getting a good walk in somewhere other than our usual routes and being right at the stores when we finished, so it worked for us on this particular day. I have a feeling we'll be doing this one often...

...also, notice the spray bottle picture. Everyone asks us if Atka gets hot or how we keep her cool in the warm Texas weather. Answer: a big jug of water that she chugs from her collapsible bowl and a spray bottle to keep her fur cool. This girl loooooves being outside and doesn't even notice the heat most of the time! Especially if she's playing with a friend.

If you live in Austin, what's your favorite dog-friendly trail? Let me know in the comments, we want to try them all!