Alaskan Scavenger Hunt

If you’ve been reading my blog for a few months, you’ll know I did some Scavenger Hunt runs in the very recent past. I decided to take a break from that, but almost immediately after giving it up, I read this post by Kristen at Run Away With Me. In the post, she mentions how she hasn’t been able to do a Scavenger Hunt because living up in Alaska she doesn’t see the same things that have been on the typical Scavenger Hunt list (like a traffic light, for example). So, Kristen posted an Alaskan Scavenger Hunt List, and well, in the words of Barney Stinson…

challenge accepted

Kristen’s list was no easy feat for this New Englander. I think I did pretty well, but I’ll let you guys be the judge. (What do you think, Kristen? Did I rock it?) It included these 8 Alaskan items:


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Not a strong start. Plenty of hills on my run, but no mountains. I did find this bump, though.

The Ocean

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Easy Peasy…the ocean is everywhere around here. 🙂

A Moose

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#notarealmoose #cheating


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How much is that gold salmon in the window? Or cod? What does salmon look like anyways? I’ve only seen it cooked.

A Train

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Oh hey, I got another one without cheating!

A Glacier

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Kristen, have you licked a glacier? Does it taste like Gatorade?

An Eagle

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Eagles are EVERYWHERE. In addition to this plastic dealy, I saw four stone eagles, countless bumper stickers, and its the USPS logo, so every mailbox and mail truck…tons of eagles.


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Another easy one for New England, ending on a good note.

If nothing else, I’m pretty sure I get an A for effort! 🙂 It was quite fun trying to find these; it definitely got the creative juices flowing. Thanks for the great list Kristen!

Did anyone else try Kristen’s Alaskan Scavenger Hunt? What does a Salmon look like? If I didn’t admit it, would have have believed my moose?