Hundreds of people gathered Thursday at Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to celebrate the opening of a newly completed Huna Tribal House and the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary. But not everyone could make it. Tribal members and elected officials were stuck at the Juneau International Airport.
“One, two, three, enjoy the ride, bye-bye,” was the last thing I heard before the whoosh of speed and air drowned out most sound. I was ziplining — and attempting to voice a story — on one of six parallel lines running down a mountain in Hoonah.