"Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning." Psalm 30:5

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Sarah and I have done more hiking/walking this week.  One day I did the popular hike near the airport (Sarah was working) and saw float planes lined up.  This is a popular area for birdwatching but I was there in the middle of the day and didn't see too many.

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".

                                                                   Auke Lake
                                             Definitely a rain forest!  (Auke Lake)

                                                     Sarah on trail (Auke Lake)

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.


Anonymous said...


This Alaskan scenery is the most beautiful and your excellent photography shows to perfection. I am so impressed with all your hiking and activity; you will be a "rail" on your return. I've forgotten your Alaskan time frame but I seem to remember that you'll be coming south at the end of the summer. Is that correct? Anyway, I can't think of a more wonderful new adventure than you're experiencing with your children.

Karen from TN.

Barbara said...

These pictures are fantastic! I get tired thinking of all the walking you're doing. I need to get in shape!!

Peggy in NC said...

Great travel-log on Alaska! It's sort of like reading National Geographic... keep up the good work!

becki-c said...

So, you have an Alaskan trainer? I would think that all that hiking would do it.
Your pictures look like fabulous postcards.
They sure have cool plants there, have you met any bears?

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becki-c said...

Are you going up for a plane ride now that you have conquered heights?

Peggy said...

Oh Peggy, your pics are just gorgeous! And your adventures so exciting! What kind of camera are you using?