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.
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.
Last year, we did not have much of a winter. There was a sad lack of snow, unusually warm weather, and people mad about having bought a lift tickets to places with no moisture. This year, it is a real Alaskan winter. Running has slowed down and become less frequent, but ice fishing and skijoring has increased.