Knik River Public Use Area

Drove out Maud Rd to the Kink River Public Use Area (KRPUA) today. Was another wonderful clear and warm day, reached 35*F. I had Griz and Eli with me again, though Eli had to be on his leash some of the time, I saw lots of very large moose tracks and he likes to try and be “friends” with them.

Driving out there, I came to one of the stopping spots, but there is a trail that continues on from there. I took that trail for a little ways, but being alone and not knowing the area yet, I didn’t venture too far due to the trail getting narrower and rougher. So I turned around and went back to where I’ve been before. From there we, the dogs and I, went for a nice hike out across the lake then some further.

It was kind of hard taking some of the photos down there with the sun shining so bright and right at the direction of some of the shots I wanted. One of these days I like to head there for the sunset, I think if might be a great spot.

Driving down Maud Rd. The right side drops down a hundred foot or so.

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At the lake, one side you look to the lake, the other side you look straight up to this peak at about 5,000 ft

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Pioneer Peak, on the other side of the lake, opposite the above image

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Stream that feeds an unnamed Lake

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Unnamed Lake

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Jet heading to Anchorage, I’m guessing

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Ice on the creek

Heavy tree bark

Location of where these were taken

’til next time
Laters
Ed

Bright, Sunny, And About 30*F

Just one great day. Jan and I headed out with the dogs to a couple lakes I had found, should be real nice come summer. One of the lakes we have known about, Reflections Lake, just hadn’t stopped to check it out yet. The other lakes, Long, Irene and Canoe, I have been to, but not Jan. This time we hiked for a ways along Long Lake, Was a nice trail. There are quite a few trails in this lakes area. These lake are also part of Kepler-Bradley Lakes State Park.
This morning it was about -2*F, but by the time we were out and about, the temp was up to about 33*F, and the sun, wow, you can really feel the heat form it. It had been cloudy for a few days, and I was really getting the itch to get out. Today just couldn’t have been any better, weather wise.

The Following are all from Reflections Lake

Jan and the dogs walking across Reflections Lake

Mt. POW/MIA

Pioneer Peak

Talkeetna Mountains

Long Lake

Pioneer Peak from Long Lake Rd

’til next time
Laters
Ed

Tonights Sunset

Went outside with the dogs, and saw what a great sunset we were having, so I ran in, got my camera, click click click…

This evenings sunset

Laters
Ed

Taxes Complete

Like the title says, we did our taxes the other day, and the good thing about it was that we were able write off some of our moving expenses. We’re also getting a good return form federal and MI state. WooHoo, this will be the last year for Michigan taxes, no state taxes here in AK and hardly any sales tax, depends what city you live, end even then, it’s tiny.

I was going to head out this afternoon to take some photos, but it clouded up and snowed. Tomorrow should be a good day though, I hope.

Sunrise this morning

’til next time
Laters
Ed

Another Gallery

Today I finished our trip from Harbor Springs, MI to Bellingham, WA gallery. A lot of the photos are kind of crappy due to taking them while driving, I know, I shouldn’t be doing that. The Pine Canyon pictures really doesn’t do it justice, or in better words, the scariness.

Now I have the two biggest galleries to do, Michigan and Alaska. Just not even sure where to start with these. 🙂

Redoubt Volcano Update:
Redoubt Volcano has not erupted. Elevated seismicity is continuing and is dominated by ongoing volcanic tremor and occasional small earthquakes.

Starting around 9:00 AM AKST, the amplitude of tremor increased and has remained somewhat elevated. A regional earthquake at 10:50 AKST, located 45 miles NW of Anchorage, can be clearly seen on Redoubt webicorders. This earthquake has a preliminary magnitude of 3.6.

One of my favorite of the trip. It’s from Going-To-The-Sun Road in Montana.

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’til next time
Laters
Ed