Friday, October 26, 2007

Dumb But Fun





Let's see, what were the highlights - it was windy, at times extremely windy; after I reached the first summit and started traversing to the other summit it started snowing - sideways; and I ran out of light, lost the trail, and had to bushwack my way down the mountain to the truck. All in all, the perfect Alaskan experience. And the perfect ending - I arrived home soaking wet, tired and frozen, and Goldfish warmed up some soup and made me a sandwich while I took a hot shower. I don't deserve her but I'm keeping her anyways . . .

The top picture is looking towards the second summit from the first. The second picture shows the narrow saddle and trail connecting the two summits. The other three pictures are looking back at Dutch Harbor / Unalaska as the light faded and the snow and wind picked up. For those that have never visited, this view shows pretty much the whole populated area of the island.

Fun time, I've "fed the monkey" and I'm recharged and ready to face more spreadsheets tommorow . . . nite all, good to talk to you today Bro, I love you . . .

4 comments:

Richard and Penelope said...

Good Morning:
I typed up a blog comment to you already this morning but don't know where it went. I hit some key and it just dissapeared. Anyway I got up this morning at 4:15 A.M. and had you on my mind. It was this weekend last year that I did the Humane Soc. craft show and it rained and you were there to help me pick up and you know what, it is raining this morning and I just loaded the car. Could have done it yesterday in the sunshine and warm but had to wait until this morning to do it in the rain. Bulldogs won the quater finals last night over Mt Blue 42-0.The socks had a squeeker which I think you might have watched. Love the second picture down on the next blog. Sure glad to know that goldfish is keeping you happy. Love Dad

AlaskaSteve said...

You're on my mind too Dad, especially when I'm out and about and looking at the rocks on the trail or beach. I had a blast helping you with shows when I was home last winter - sure wish I was closer but Alaska is in my blood. Hope to get you out here sometime - love you - steve

Cris said...

Steve, you truly give us the Sense Of Place in these photos. The sparceness of the populated landscape is most revealing. I'm loving this!!

Lucy Saint said...

Talk about an adventure.