Monday, October 5, 2009

Ah, sorry all about the promised video of my new room - it is too big of a file so I am either going to post it on or make another, shorter one:) Will update you ASAP! Really want you to see my little personal space that I will occupy for some time. . .

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Big Lake paddling

kate's mom completely into it:)

ah, the common loon

egg in the nest

lily blooms

another pair of nesting loons that we stumbled into while paddling through a small channel

Friday, July 31, 2009

Crow Pass and bore tide

this is the bore tide moving from right to left - it was moving really slow and was hardly a wave at all, so we renamed it the "boring tide" :)

i love trains!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Indian Creek backpacking

False Hellebore

roommate Kate doing a river crossing requiring serious balance and agility

view looking down the valley towards the Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet

leaving our campsite ;)

climbed straight up the ridge - doesn't look like much but it was quite the feat. . . and feet!

beautiful alpine lake

and the 180 deg. view from the top of the ridge!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Homer with Fellow Interns

about a five hour drive down the Kenai Peninsula begins with one of my favorite animals and one certainly not in shortage here in Alaska:)

Mount Redoubt that erupted shortly before I arrived in Anchorage

the Homer spit off to the left

my future home - on the hills between the mountains and the sea :)

stunning Grewingk glacier. . .

the landscape of the hike to and from the glacier

Sunday, June 21, 2009

The World Beard and Mustache Championships

mostly very serious contestants for such an amusing feat - growing facial hair

Talkeetna and Trapper Creek work party

this weekend was spent walking the property of a prospective easement and helping at a work party for another, donated property - May 2009

parallel forms - Denali and a beaver den

the life of a sled dog

Alaska Range panorama (Denali the biggest off to the right)

Dave Johnston (in orange) was part of the first team to complete a winter ascent on Denali!