Oh hi, just checking in with you all once again from the lovely and blooming state of Alaska! The weather has been absolutely stunning the last few weeks, and instead of snow, we have bright green leaves, pollen (boo), and muddy hiking trails. Because it’s been so nice, the snow boots have been swapped out for hiking shoes, and the siren call of the outdoors has us enchanted and ready for adventure. There was one particular day a few weeks ago that was overly gorgeous, so my good friends (with their awesome dog Reggie) and I hit up Bodenburg Butte, which is a low mountaintop 16 miles from where I live. I grabbed my new Jord Wood Watch for our hike, because a watch that reflects my love of adventure and outdoors deserves to participate on adventures. Doesn’t it?!
Bodenburg Butte (locally referred to as “the Butte” and pronounced “beaut” for all you 10-year-olds out there), offers a nice little 3-mile RT hike, perfect for the beginner or more advanced hiker. We were unaware that there were actually two trails, one well-maintained with switchbacks to get you up the mountain, and the other one — straight the frick up. Guess which one we climbed/hiked/struggled up, thinking it was the legitimate ‘popular’ trail? Yes, you guessed it, the more advanced version. Once we reached the top, wide-eyed from the difficulty we had not been prepared for, we noticed a nice little path with guardrails off to the right and realized our mistake: obviously we would take the easy path down.
The view from the top was absolutely stunning, and you could see for miles in any direction — as well as some of the more infamous peaks around here: Pioneer Peak, Twin Peaks, Matanuska Peak…and even the Knik Glacier! Kind of amazing. After taking a few scenic pictures, we headed down the actual state-maintained trail, and realized about halfway down that it was going to bring us to the complete opposite side of the mountain. We decided to continue on, after all, it was a gorgeous day, and it really wouldn’t take that long to walk 1/2 of the circumference of the Butte right? We ended up putting on an additional 3-ish miles to get back to the point we parked our car, but oh well! The sun was shining, the weather warm, and we had nowhere else to be.
I was so excited to get my second Jord Wood Watch (read all about my first watch here), and chose a more neutral color and style to go along with pretty much everything I own. The reason why this watch makes such a good adventuring accessory is the fact that it’s super light weight, and 9/10 I don’t even realize I have it on my wrist. Also…it’s stunning — I get at least a couple compliments on the watch every time I wear it!
Jord thinks LIAL readers are awesome, so they’ve actually decided to give you, my readers, a gift card for your next purchase ($25 value)! There is a limited number of gift cards available, so make sure you get on that before they’re gone. Whoop! A watch like this would be a cool gift for pretty much anyone (hint: Father’s Day is coming up fast)!
Have a beautiful weekend friends!
I was given a Jord Wood Watch in exchange for an open and honest review, and all opinions are my own. I would never promote a product unless I found it 100% awesome, and thought readers would love it too. Also, a big thanks to my lovely friend Jerica (follow her on Instagram) and her husband Kenny for snapping these pics and letting me hang out with their dog Reggie!