Thursday, March 29, 2018

Sledding At Hatcher Pass

winter snowy Independence Mine

snow fun

Sledding at Hatcher Pass is turning into an annual tradition. This time we got to take my father-in-law. The scenery never gets old but it's still fun to hear someone else ooh and aah over it too.

Skiing at Hatcher Pass is a good way to get out of the slush and crusty snow in the lower elevations. Just be prepared to do a lot of walking uphill! Also, stay on the groomed areas unless you feel like sinking down to your knees in snow haha!

Friday, March 2, 2018

Cross-Country Ski To Albert Loop Bridge

A beautiful cross-country ski trip out and back to the Albert Loop bridges. The ski out was really fun however all but one of us had taken our skis off by the time we got back to the Nature Center (guess which way is mostly uphill haha!). The trails are so well-used that underneath the snow is ice, not really anything bad it just affects how well you can use your poles.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Snowy Hike On Lower Baldy

We brought sleds but the snow was just a little too heavy and wet, and the incline just not steep enough to negate that. Still one of our favorite local hikes though!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

A Snowy Hike On Albert Loop Trail

eagle river nature center winter hike
albert loop trail winter hiking

With little legs sometimes its more fun to walk straight out and back to the boardwalk on the Albert Loop trail.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

A Pink-Hued Hike To Peters Creek Inlet

hiking with kids winter sledding
peters creek inlet trail hike winter

knik arm winter ice

peters creek inlet trail hike knik arm

An easy hike out to Peters Creek Inlet at sunset. It was beautiful and very, very cold. I love the ice plates left by the rising and falling tide.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Above The Clouds On Mount Baldy

kids hiking alaskan scenery
mount baldy eagle river kids hiking
mount baldy anchorage alaska scenery

This was an incredible hike up Mount Baldy to watch the sunset while Eagle River and Anchorage were under a blanket of fog. This hike is even better after crews with Chugach State Park have been installing switchbacks. There's a lot less scrambling for the kids.