There are too many boxes of fish and too much luggage scheduled to go out with us and the other couple on our flight.
However, some judicious packing and an agreement to send the rest on a later flight allows us to take off – immediately flying toward the enticing mountains that lie just beyond the runway.
I am amazed to suddenly find myself at the same level as the surrounding alpine meadows.
We swoop through the mountains, curving along with the valleys far below.
It’s glorious and exhilarating.
I don’t ever want to land, but it is only a 20 minute flight and too soon Juneau and its glacier are in view.