Alaskan Fireweed: I thought this was so cool. Amber explained it blooms all over throughout the summer. When it flames out and goes to seed in an arc of burgandy, yellow or orange, then it’s six weeks until winter. I saw one or two blooms, but patches of the flamed out ones painted the roadside everywhere we went.
Luke and Amber also took us to this rainforest—the northernmost rainforest in existence, I think. It was in Girdwood, the same town where we caught the train. The kids picked wild blueberries along the spongy trail to the waterfalls.