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Labor Day Weekend 2019: Jeep Trailing and Camping

Labor Day is an annual celebration for workers and their achievements (History, 2019). The holiday became official in the 1800s by President Grover Cleveland. The holiday is celebrated by Americans all across the United States.

Camping, hanging out with friends, and Jeeping are great ways to celebrate and reflect on holidays! Last year Mango, some close friends, and I decided to camp out at Hatchers Pass in Palmer, Alaska. This year we chose to make the trip an official Labor Day weekend tradition so long as any of us are still living here.

In order to get to the camping spot, the use of a four wheel vehicle is required. For oversized vehicles, you would need high clearance to pass some of the boulders. As you may already know we all drive jeeps so there were no issues getting to the spot. The trip does take some time so we planned on trailing for a few hours. The trail was just as exciting as last year and the views were even more breathtaking. We stopped a few times during the trail and took a moment to breath and admire the scenery! It was so nice and peaceful – no sign of traffic or civilization. Although it was a lot more cloudy than last year, it made our pictures look epic!

It has been about two and a half hours since we started on the trail. We were dropping elevation quick as we headed down the mountains. We ended up in a small forest and encountered deep water and thick mud. This was one of my favorite parts of this trip because I love crossing water. Shortly after the forest, we finally made it to our destination. We quickly found a sweet spot that is ideal for our fireplace and tents. Once everyone had their Jeeps unpacked and tents set up, it was time to unwind.

This was a perfect spot and we were all grateful to make there in one piece (meaning no one’s Jeep broke). We were posted by a small river with a beautiful view of the mountains and open fields! It was just perfect! Time slowed down for us, just enjoying each other’s company, the food, sounds of nature, and forgetting about work and stress. This is what I love about Jeep trailing. It takes us to some of the most beautiful, peaceful places. This trip was an absolutely amazing experience and I hope that there will be more to come! We would love to have some new and fresh faces join our journey as we travel all around Alaska and its less traveled roads!

 

References:
History. (2019). Labor day 2019. Retrieved from https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/labor-day-1

 

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Hello! I was born and raised on a small island called Saipan for 18 years. Shortly after my high school graduation, I joined the United States Air Force. In 2016, I separated from the Air Force and moved to Denver, Colorado. In June 2017, I took a contracting job up here in Alaska. Since then, I have been living and experiencing the wonderful lifestyle of being up North!

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