The weather lately.

We are not from here, but the people that are have been telling us that this is not normal weather. This article says that “Anchorage is poised to see the breaking of a weather record that has stood for more than half a century, after more than a month without significant snowfall.”

snowfall_2016.jpgWe bought skis and even got to use them once or twice. That was it. Somehow, Alyeska has gotten over 500″ of snow. The base of the resort is mostly dirt and mud though. Currently, there are many cloud free days. With higher temperatures, we are out hiking in places that we didn’t think we would be until later in the year.Screen Shot 2016-03-16 at 8.49.43 PM.pngThe lingering sunsets have been quite incredible. Even with a little Instagram editing.Screen Shot 2016-03-16 at 8.49.53 PMScreen Shot 2016-03-16 at 8.52.28 PM

Rattlesnake Lake

Jason and I hit Rattlesnake Lake on a beautiful morning to see if the new carping pole would work. This summer, it is on! Poling around mud flats while sweating and being eaten by mosquitos sounds fantastic right about now.

Screen shot 2013-04-09 at 10.12.41 AMThere are many trees that used to grow tall until we needed more water. The trees were cut down and a dam was installed. The stumps are still visible.

Screen shot 2013-04-09 at 10.12.56 AMThere are lots of hiking trails around the lake, so the parking lot fills up fast. There were not many people on the water though.

Screen shot 2013-04-09 at 10.13.08 AMThe lake was recently featured in new local hit maker Macklemore’s latest video:

Maybe Macklemore is Jason!

Christmas 2012

This was my kind of day. Despite the rumors of snow, sideways rain, and lots of wind, we rove up to Black Lake and had a banner day. It was a touch cold, but we survived. We loaded the canoe and headed East.Catch 'em on the fly.It was snowing on us, but we didn’t see anyone else and we caught lots of fish.Amanda fishWhen Lando couldn’t stop shivering, we headed in.IMG_2377Once we were home, we all celebrated.IMG_2382Lando thought it was well worth it.The dog!