Is Alaska on your Bucket List?
For many people, the answer would be a resounding YES!
However, the notion of a "bucket list" conveys the the thought of "kicking the bucket" and a list of unfinished business. A bucket list is almost synonymous with a wish list, a list of wishful thinking that is not attainable in this life time. Or a list of things that can only be accomplished once a many number of other things are done. So those wishes on the bucket list get put off year after year, until one day it may be too late.
Alaska is a state full of outdoor beauty, and exploring the outdoors requires some physical capabilities and stamina. Want to see that fiery sunset from a high vantage point? That typically requires a good hike up the mountain. Want to fish from the banks of the Kenai River? That may require walking some distance to the spot carrying gear and equipment. Want to go see the bears in Katmai National Park? That may require a hike over uneven terrain for a couple of hours. Some of us are physically fit and in superb shape in our 60's or 70's, while a good many of us are not. So my advice to you is to see Alaska while you are fit and healthy so that you can fully take advantage of everything Alaska offers. So don't put it off any longer.
Some people visit once and come back every year. Give yourself the gift of time in Alaska. You won't regret it!