Monday, June 23, 2008

Hike up the butte





Corey, her two nieces, and I took a night hike up to the top of the butte for the solstice. It's only a three mile round trip and it's pretty easy except for the top third of the trail.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Monday, June 16, 2008

Backpacking in the Talkeetnas












Well I wasn't gone for a month like Matt will be, but I was still able to get some good pictures on this overnight. I hiked Pinochle Creek Trail up to about 3000 where I camped in a saddle next to a creek. I was lucky enough to get my tent set up while it was still dry, but my dinner was not quite so fortunate. I guess that is one way to get me to bed early. JoJo the dear that his is was a little miffed that I left him overnight. So he left me a couple presents on my desk and bed. Apparently those are my favorite spots.

Whose charger is it?




Well packing for the overnight I found a Nikon charger underneath my couch. It's not mine. I showed it to Matt and he didn't think it was his. So on my way to the trail head I found the two cyclists at mile post 102. They were plugging along and accepted the charger thankfully. Now the word is that it is not theirs. So it may find its way back here from Glennallen... but I don't know whose it is.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Spring! Lilacs! Birches! Dandelions!




The French slept in my kitchen.






I met Sebastian outside of REI on Monday and offered he and his wife, Sara, a place to stay on the bike travels to Argentina. They were a delightful couple and it was fun to be the host Tuesday night. They maintain a website (though currently in french) and I took some pictures of them on their way out of town. I took them to the old railbed trail that heads out to Sutton.
Today was my Friday and tomorrow I'll be going backpacking to Hick Lake in the Talkeetnas. So stay tuned for more pictures.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Spiders.


JoJo loves and I mean loves to chase spiders. Normally I just squish them immediately, but this one was tortured for a while first.

Kristine and Jeff



The Holes were in Anchorage for a wedding so they spared a morning and came to see me, JoJo, the bluff, pizza, and coffee. The idiot (me) forgot her camera. You should have seen the river today.