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One bite at a time. Maybe with a beer. Is this real life?
Went out looking for rabbits when we still had snow on the ground. Had to switch from field points to bludgeoners.
Saw a Golden Eagle on ice on the way there. Took a cool (haha) picture with my phone through the binoculars.
We had a good time sitting in the woods without seeing any rabbits. Only saw some moose. Not a disappointment.
Birthday bash was bakery, bows, bikes, and burgers. Fire Island is hard to beat for pastries, bread, and cakes.
Bow and arrow practice will now occur in our backyard. Please announce your presence before arriving. It is for your safety.Bicycling all winter is a blast. Kincaid Park has skiing and biking trails.Burgers seemed like an appropriate finish to an awesome day. That might be wine and a margarita in the same picture. Birthdays can be trouble.
Oh and pie. Everyone needs pie.
Hike 12/52. Bird Ridge ain’t no joke. Especially in the winter. It is only 2.5 miles each way, but 3400 feet of elevation gain.
4 dogs and 3 people made it damn near to the top.
We went up, up, and up some more. Like a snowy stair stepper.
The views seemed to just get better and better.
We made it as close to the top as was safe and returned to the car.
Walking was a little tricky for the following few days.
Hike 11/52. There is something awesome about being on a frozen lake. It can be slightly terrifying. I felt confident that we wouldn’t fall through the ice, but then you see a big crack running the length of the lake and your mind starts to think, “what if?”We headed out down the middle of the lake with the wind in our faces. It was sunny, but not very warm.
The mountains don’t seem very far away when you are hiking here. It is only because they are enormous. You walk for hours and the things in the distance don’t seem to get much closer. Alaskan scale is different than other places I have visited.
After a few miles, there is a cabin on the left side of the lake. There is a road that you can walk on to access to the cabin. We returned on the road.It has a bit of a higher vantage point. We saw cyclists, dog sleds, and skiers out on the lake.
The old Fur Rendezvous has come and gone. This year was a little bit different as I got to watch the dog sled race as it went through the park near our house. I also got to compete in the outhouse race, which we won. Things are pretty neat up here, even if they are a little different.