A journalist observes life in the far north.
This sunset greeted us when we arrived late Thursday at the cabin at Summit Lake. I don’t know whether we took it as a sign, but we canceled plans to drive to Valdez and we stayed at the cabin all weekend, or at least until rain chased us away Sunday morning. I layed around and read “The Year of Magical Thinking,” a depressing book, on Friday while Al and Colton, our teen-aged visitor, went fishing and hiking. Saturday I joined the boys for a hike to a glacier. I lied and said “no” when Al asked me on Sunday if my legs were sore.
The agenda this coming weekend is camping at Harding Lake. Below, I offer pictures from our adventures.
On another note, the News-Miner reports today that a climber died on Denali’s summit on the Fourth of July. See the story here. The guiding outfit, Alpine Ascents, is the same outfit that Alec used for his climb earlier this year.