We have been tricked. The weather seems to have snuggled closer to winter.
The coziest boots I have every owned have been ones that I have trudge through most everything in, wear almost every day. Whether dry or soaking wet, socks or no socks they have never failed to keep me warm. I have walked through the park, played in the snow for hours, hiked a glacier, and [...]
Looking out at the seemingly endless water, it looked more like Oreo cookies broken into pieces and tossed into a bowl of milk, with the mountains like the ridges of the bowl rising up in the distance. I watched the last of the afternoon rays slip from the horizon and sighed at their disappearance, leaving [...]
January in Alaska is always a cold month to get out and play in the snow. This year brief exceptions to this general rule were felt only when the snow fall was heavy. A quick trip to the Knik River gave us the chance to check the local snow depth and enjoy a night ride.
Alaska State Park Finally, winter is truly here with enough snow to make a ‘real’ trail. Our first trip of the season is the North segment of the Resurrection Pass Trail. The Alaska State Park Service warn us to take saws to clear the way as only the first 7 miles are reported open. With [...]
Isaac earned his first sled earlier this month, a 1987 SkiDoo Skandic. This machine; although running, requires a lot of work to be ready for winter. His first task was to replace the pull cord. See his video as he walks us through the process.
Candy, candy and more candy. While dreaming of snow, looking at gear, and dreaming some more about new sleds the boys scattered in search of their own candy. Chocolate, gum, hard candy, lolly-pops you name it they found it. As the sugar high kicked in they simply found more candy to increase their excitement. It [...]
The warmth of my eyelids as I blinked was the only sensation of cold I felt. My snow gear grew heavy as the water penetrated and filled the fabric. Looking up, the pale translucent light was rising. The bottom of my feet landed flat and hard. One thought dominated all of my efforts, to get [...]
While planning for our fall raft trip we have been talking this week almost as much about snow machines. I couldn’t help posting the pics from our first trip last season. We headed down to Bird Creek to run the trail and check out the sleds after the summer storage. We hiked the trail the [...]
The busy voices of Luce’s paused for a moment as Phineas released a complaint against his winter hat as Shelby slid him out of his warm bag. The typical surprised looks could be easily read across the face of the riders warming up off the Yetna River with a cup of coffee or hot cocoa. [...]