but 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.