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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Steppin' Out



Every year since '06 my daughter and I take this walk in September. If she doesn't have the day
off she takes a vacation day! We are serious, this is our day. This year we were 4000 strong - all
ages, women, men and children steppin' out in pink.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Bear Tracks on the path and Mt. Redoubt



Whoa - we didn't meet this big guy I'm happy to say but on the path up
the mountain we would get a whiff of a very musky smell - bears were
there just not in our path.

Mt. Redoubt from the air. On the way back to Anchorage we flew over
the mountains, you can see the lava dome on the photo.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Alaska and Mt. Tanalian



We hiked to the top! At least 4 miles, mostly up the hill, over rocks where you held onto alder
branches so you didn't fall backward. I kept asking - we're almost there, right? Alex rolled her eyes - she's much too used to this. . . We did finally get to the top - mission accomplished! There were blueberries and long distance scenery viewing, making it all worth the trip. As for the trip down, challenging! Much harder than going up and way harder on the trails!

Alaska - Lake Clark and Port Alsworth




The first afternoon, we hike to Lower and Upper Tanalian Falls. Lots of water over these
rocks -- again I have to remark on the water, amazing, clear and beautiful blue.

More Alaska




The glaciers seen from the airplane as we flew to Lake Clark National Park.
If the light was right you would see a sky blue, the color of the ice of the glacier.
Lake Clark from the air, notice the gravel runway. Port Alsworth is a village with
two runways, the only way to get there is to take a small airplane over the mountains or
through the pass. No touch ups on these photos - this water is, the glaciers are that color.
Amazing!

Alaska



The waters of the Kenai Fjords. How can water be this color? What a magical place this big country of Alaska is. Grand, spectacular, awesome and still so wild. I pledge that whatever I can do I will to keep Alaska wild.