Sunday, May 14, 2017

Hiking and Camping at Eagle River

In Eagle River, Alaska, we did another overnight hike and camp.

This time we made a point of practicing with the GoPro, which is a small, rugged, waterproof outdoor camera. It creates a bit of a fishbowl effect. In real life, the trees weren't really bending toward me :).



This part of Alaska is full of birch trees, and birch trees are full of color! Non-bendy pics were taken with iPhones.

Corn nuts. Yum. That's the river bed behind me.... pretty dry at the moment.

Skull of... something or other?

Pretty rocks.

Birch pinks and greens!

We hiked maybe 6+ miles, backtracked a bit to a nice place for camping, and made camp. Despite recent rains, Kevin was able to get a fire started, which was lovely. It wasn't anywhere near as cold as up on Carter Lake, but it wasn't warm either!

Kevin got us more water from the river. (We treated it, just to be careful.) My ankle was bothering me a bit at this point, so I was sitting by the fire, being lazy.

This is our hike back the next morning, and I don't remember what had just happened, but I'm guessing something funny. Or maybe I'm just glad I'll be off my ankle soon.

Panorama with our view of Eagle River and Kevin. Click to embiggen.

And one more with me in the birch grove.

When we got back to the car, we immediately switched gears, because this guy is about to do something special....
For the next leg of our Alaska adventure, Kevin is going to be hiking the Kesugi Ridge trail for a few days alone while I write at a cabin in the town of Talkeetna. More pics to come! And by the way, if these blog posts seem to be coming faster than we could possibly doing these adventures, it's because I have WiFi rarely. So I save blog posts up and publish them when I get a chance. So, no, we did not actually hike back from Carter Lake, visit Exit Glacier and Hatcher Pass, and start out on an overnight at Eagle River all in one day :).