Category Archives: Chugach

Climbing Flattop July 23 2017

The boys had been bugging me to climb Flattop so on a beautiful Weekend day that we were home, we packed some snacks and went for it.  The boys easily did it for their first time.  I guess we just started a new family tradition.

A sunny First weekend in April at Girdwood

Pictures of the boys enjoying a gravel beach on Glacier Creek and the Girdwood Playground.  Should have been playing in snow, but couldn’t as what little we had was already gone.  A third snow-less winter in a row.

Trout Lake Cabin Back Pack

In late August Deb and i took Ben on his 1st backpack into Trout Lake Cabin along the southern end of the Resurrection Trail on the Kenai Peninsula.  We pushed Ben in the Chariot for the 3.5 -4 mile hike.  Ben slept half of the way in and half of the way out.  Napped when he needed to at the cbin thus we all slept through the night at the cabin.  Ben had fun exploring a new building including wanting to climb the stairs over and over again.  Deb kept saying, “he’s gonna be a climber”.  We were fortunate to have great weather.  Not a drop of rain on us!

Mid August

Some pics of Ben at 10 months old and climbing Peak 2.

First half of August with Ben

I have been home just about all of August enjoying catching up with Ben.  Deb and I took advantage of day care one week day and went for a hike up Bird Ridge.  My 1st wkd back we attended one of Debs classmates wedding at Arctic Valley.  They scored with a beautiful day!  Ben and I dressed appropriately for the hot sunny weather.

July 4th hike to Rabbit Lake and day hike Rainbow/Potter rd trail w Ben

On July 4th Deb and I got a babysitter to watch Ben for a few hours while we hiked up to Rabbit Lake.  We were surprised to see the lake still mostly frozen.

A couple days later we took Ben with us for a walk along the Rainbow Trail which parallels the Seward Highway along Turnagain Arm.  Ben loves being outside… far!

Climbing Flattop with Todd and Bike Ride to Girdwood

Todd and I climbed Flattop on my Bday

The next wkd we did the family bike ride to Girdwood from Bird.

Eagle River Canoe w Todd

The day after rafting the Kenai we canoed the Eagle River.  Another beautiful day in Alaska!

On Flattop

Rainbow Peak Day Hike

In mid September (Sept 19th) immediately after returning from my visit to Cape Cod, Deb and I did a day hike and climbed Rainbow Peak.   Here are some pics from that day