pictures and notes from a few alaska adventures. if you're on the home page, see below for the truly local and short. head over to the menu on the right for the somewhat longer –>
South Fork to South Addition
I originally thought we’d have a mellow long day. Then, our friends that were going to join us couldn’t anymore, and Jonathan asked if we could do a hard long day. After a few months of work being relentless, and coming off of a particularly challenging 3-4 week stint, my normal “heck yes!” response was replaced with “well, I suppose . . . .”
We settled on starting at South Fork and skiing back toward town. We went back and forth on whether to leave a car in the front range somewhere. I thought it prudent. Jonathan thought it a pain, and a threat to his desire to get real tired. I gave in, knowing that I could always call someone for a ride once we got back toward town (and knowing that I probably wouldn’t).
We rolled out of bed at 6a, but somehow didn’t start skiing until 8a. I relearned that Eagle River is always colder than Anchorage, and started wearing most of my layers.
(Jonathan took all the photos because, well, he’s been a lot better at remembering to do that lately than I have been, so all the photo credit goes to him.)