Thursday, June 10, 2010
Tuesday Sarah had the day off. After my first session with my new trainer, we met for a hike around Auke Lake followed by a hike and picnic at the Mendenhall Glacier. We took lots of pictures! The lake is popular for swimming - brrrr! I felt the water and it was too cold for me but not as frigid as I was expecting. We saw some people swimming and others on jet skis wearing "dry suits".
Sarah warned me never to touch this one - the underside is covered in stickers! There were beautiful yellow water lilies on the lake.
When the whole family visited Sarah in Alaska the summer of 2008, Nick and Sarah were the only two that made it out to the waterfall at the Mendenhall Glacier. There had been a rockslide and those two climbed over the rocks. Since then, the rockslide has been cleared and a new path constructed. Lots of people were out there the day we had our picnic. The icebergs are ice that has "calved" off the glacier.
The weather has been very warm here - for Juneau - and no rain. That is supposed to change in the next few days.