Wednesday, June 08, 2011

The Big One One

Memorial Day Weekend it was Jago's 11th Birthday, the Big One One. We celebrated the best way I know how with a malamute and that's to go outdoors and enjoy it. So it was, three days of fun.

We started out the weekend, hiking towards Williwaw Lake.

Looking good for a girl of 11

Memorial Day weekend is considered the first day of summer around here and you can see why, the snow is still around, and its not even green up high.

Sunday we decided to hike up from McHugh Creek along the Seward Highway, boy was it hot!

Overlooking Turnagain Arm and Hope Point.

We took a half hour nap here and you can see where Jago parked, right on the snow bank with her head on the tundra. Pretty good spot if you ask me.

Sharing the trail with Valley. There is so little snow this year we could have hiked through this valley back towards the house. That usually opens up several weeks later in the season.

Monday we hiked out to Rabbit Lake. This hike normally takes 4 hours round trip, today in the heat, stopping to take breaks at every snow bank, it took 7 hours.

We ran into our past-governor Tony Knowles and his wife Susan. They saw us stopped on a snow bank resting. After hiking 4 miles, out to the lake and returning they found us about a quarter mile down the trail from where they originally spotted us. we were moving that slow. You've seen the bumper sticker, "We stop at River Crossings", ours would have been "We stop at snow banks".


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