Jeremy’s living room, chaotic with the beginnings of another fabulous housemate adventure. With tents, sleeping bags, and a bunch of spinach, we’re hiking up the Caribou River to George Crosby Manitou State Park. The only thing missing from this housemate adventure is Sarah Reller (we miss you Sarah!)
I was feeling homesick & scrolling through Ellie’s beautiful blog & came across this. I miss my housemates so much! I hope all of you had a beautiful hike!!!
The perfect place to eat lunch, perched upon a boulder and soaking in the sun.
Camping out on Box Canyon Creek with new hostel friends Robert, John, & Laura.
I had thought about camping out off of Exit Glacier Rd. as an option for a place to spend the night (every single space to camp or park was taken in the town of Seward for the marathon & 4th of July) then John mentioned that he was staying out there, too. All of us met up at Safeway and Robert & I followed John & Laura out onto Exit Glacier Rd and into a campsite. But John just kept driving past the site out onto the river bank. “John is a good guy, you don’t think he’s going to kill us, right?” asked Robert as we continued to follow him on my Jeep’s first ever off-road adventure. We arrived upon the perfect camping spot. John cooked up some fresh caught salmon and my status as a vegetarian almost came to a halt. It looked and smelled so good! But I decided that if I was going to start eating fish, that the first one I ate had to be one that I caught myself. As midnight struck Rob & Laura started singing the Star Spangled Banner and danced a bit around the campfire as John & I (the two Americans) found ourselves lost and not able to remember the lyrics. Whoops. It was a good night.
A spur of the moment trip to Virgin Creek Falls with hosteler Robert.
A quick train stop in Whittier on a rare warm, sunny day.
My first morning waking up in the back of the Jeep at Kasilof Beach.
My first Alaskan “thunderstorm”. There were a couple of flashes of lightning, & some minor rumbles, plus lots of rain. But that was it. I miss the real deal.
St. Nicholas Church in Eklutna.
There’s a unique cemetery here where the graves are marked with Athabaskan spirit houses.
Dipnetting at 20 Mile River.
My first time in a float plane - a little complimentary flight over Anchorage with Jen & Meredith.