While walking on the trail, an older lady was becoming hysterical and got Katherine's attention: "Doesn't this look like gold in this rock?" Her husband added, "she thinks there's gold in that rock." Katherine, realizing that the rock was forming a wall, hesitated and said, "well, it does sparkle a lot but it looks like pyrite."
While walking up to the visitor's center, a young boy who could not have been more than four years old had gotten himself stranded on a huge rock formation. All of the adults standing around were commenting that he shouldn't be there and wondering where his parents were. The boy's mom was at the bottom of the rock just telling him to come down from there. It was evident to everyone else that if he tried to come down that he would fall and probably be badly hurt Since a stairway had been built around the rock, one couple managed to coax the boy over to where the stairs were and lifted him over. The mother didn't even take notice and Katherine saw the boy immediately scramble up onto another smaller rock.
After we made a pact not to take any more glacier photos, we decided to head back to the hotel. Instead of taking a shuttle back to downtown Juneau and then taking another shuttle to our hotel, we decided to just walk down the road for four miles because we are clearly such fitness fanatics. After over an hour of putting one foot ahead of the other, Katherine's idea of stopping by the liquor store to buy beer made total sense. What walk can't be improved by conspicuously carrying a six pack of beer along with you?