Sunday, September 30, 2007

a weekend outdoors

Aside from lots of crafting, Honey & I also took Doodles on some good dog walks. I'm trying to remind myself that it's important to stay active, even if it's just taking Doodles out, but the weather has been so miserable it's hard to summons the motivation to do so. Juneau is known for rain ~ lots & lots of rain ~ and we really get dumped on this time of year. This weekend was perfect weather for getting out, though.

These are some photos of the Mendenhall Glacier, as taken from the West Glacier Trail. Honey is a glacier guide on the weekends during the summer, and has spent thousands of hours up there over the past 7 years. It really is the most amazing place to be. If you ever take a trip to Alaska & have the opportunity to take a helicopter glacirt tour, I highly recommend it. It ain't cheap, but so worth it. Imagine miles & miles of ice as far as the eye can see. Photos from the ground can't even beigin to do it justice, you'll just have to take my word for it. Or maybe someday I'll post photos that I've taken while on the glacier. Even then, nothing can compare to seeing it for yourself.

Mt. McGinnis, which soon will be covered with snow. And then, as Honey says, it's all over. Winter is here.

Was Doodles tired after his romp at the glacier? I think so! That dog finds the silliest places to rest his head.

Today we walked along the Mendenhall wetlands; another great viewing spot of the glacier. Honey & I live at the base of the mountain on the right; Thunder Mountain which will soon also be covered in snow.

Baffling how & why there is a railway car out there. We have no trains, nor have we ever had any trains. We don't even have a ROAD into Juneau, let alone trains! Just fascinating!

You should have seen how many tries it took Doodles to get up that log. Needless to say, he doesn't have the greatest balance. He must get that from me.

So this is Juneau in the fall. More grey than shades of orange & red, but we take what we can get!

1 comment:

Nancy said...

I love your photos! And where's the train at....? It is baffling, isn't it. Hmmmmm. I bet your dad would know. And the log is in the Channel, but where? Mr. P. sure has personality, doesn't he?