Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Post Doggie Daycare

Sweet dreams Charlie!

Our five-day, seven- portage journey to Gavia Lake started here.


Loaded up and ready to go.


One of the two water portages.


The girls hiked all five land portages.


We met magical unicorns along the way.


We reached Little Gavia Island the first night.


Sunset on the first night


Loons visited often.


Morning fishing paddle.


Trout for Maren


Dolly varden for Sadie ( No way she was touching the fish.)


" Surf-n-turf " night- trout and dollies the girls caught and bison steak Steve hunted.


David and the girls made a swing.


Camp on Big Gavia Island for the last three nights.




Island views


Day trip to Konchanee lake


Thanks to Steve and Noel for a fabulous weekend.




































Thursday, May 26, 2011

Lab in the Creek

Fabulous late evening mountain run with Charlie.

This lab knows how to have a good time.

Monday, May 23, 2011

SERIOUS SAND DUNE ACTION


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Early Season Flowers & Plants

Hiking the bluff in Kincaid I saw... grove sandwort



Rockcress


Northern Red Currant



A single prickly rose



Devil's Club



Black currant (?)



and Bluebell buds.















SAND DUNES!

The sand dunes at Kincaid are active and spreading into the forest. We climbed over 100 feet up to the top of the dunes.


Shoes came off immediately as the sand was soft and sugary.




Chillin' Alaska beach style.










Canoe Practice

In preparation for our Kenai canoe trails trip, we took a paddle around Cheney Lake. The girls fished for rainbows and no one fell out.


We explored a small island and saw grebes, a loon and a couple of lesser yellowlegs.











Friday, May 20, 2011

Spring on Knoya

A run up to Knoya Peak today. I spied lupine...


maybe a chocolate lily...


anenomes


kinnikinnick


alpine azalea


and arctic willow.


Charlie covered a lot of ground.


On Knoya Peak


Lovely views




Charlie was off again.


The view of our neighborhood looking down.