Arctic to Indian

16 04 2012

 

Kasey and I have been talking for weeks about doing the Arctic to Indian ski traverse. The weather was perfect Saturday so we headed out early for the 22 mile ski. The snow bridges and trail were both in great shape.

A stitched together pano of  Ship Creek.

Me & Kasey.

Sunshine turned to cloudy, moody weather as we approached Indian Pass and the Turnagain Arm.

Our first glimpse of the inlet. Kasey at Indian Pass. The snow was nice and soft, cushioning our falls on our waxless skis 🙂 The descent was better than I hoped (and remembered.)

It took us a pretty easy eight hours, stopping for snacks and pics, enjoying the views along the way.

 

 

 

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The Annual June Ski

15 06 2011

I love the June ski. It’s not the longest run, or the best, but it’s the only time I get to ride my bike to a backcountry ski run. It’s always sunny, with spring ski snow that’s somewhere between corn and slush. Every June, Burrell and I hop on our bikes, packs loaded with skis, and ski the gullies in Powerline Pass after work. 

Neil and his pup joined us for an after ski beer.

B heading home.





While you were sleeping…last night’s aurora

10 03 2011

The northern lights put on quite a show last night! Lots of dancing, and, at one point the northern lights stretched overhead 180 degrees from over downtown Anchorage to O’malley peak. I took these pics from the Anchorage overlook at Glenn Alps.

Aurora over O’Malley Peak.

Aurora with east Anchorage city lights.

O’Malley PeakRumor has it the northern lights are supposed to be active again tonight!








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