|I just pedaled through it. No problem!|
Has it already been two weeks since the weekend cabin trip with the girls? Indeed, it has. Let me tell you about it.
Word on the news and on social media was that the water at Eklutna Lake was high. Maybe record-breaking high. After a warmer-than-recent-years summer and a week or so of rain, the lake that takes its name from the glacier that feeds it and which provides tap water for much of Anchorage was inundated. I saw photos of the Lakeside Trail covered in water. But I had weekend plans with my friends and I'd waited all year - more than a year - for the trip. A little high water wouldn't stop us. Besides, we could always retreat to the steeper, wider gravel trail.
I had my new rain pants and my jacket ready. I had waterproof socks and shoe covers. Dry bags and dry gear for the two nights at the cabin. I was ready for August to keep the water coming. But just before Corinne picked me up I looked out the window and pointed out a patch of blue to Jon. "There's a suckerhole." We laughed. Then the sky continued to clear, the sun broke through. I finished packing my bags and headed out.
When we arrived at the trailhead, our friends were already warm. Some were wearing long-sleeve tops and regretting their packing decisions. I had resisted the urge to bring shorts, donning knickers instead. And a long-sleeve wool top. It could get cold at any time!
|This one is a little deep - we'll see it on the return trip.|
|Cabin, glacier, river, waterfall (out of frame). I do love this place.|
|Bikes lined up under the eaves.|
|Watched these bears from the deck just after we had breakfast.|
|Saturday hike/stroll. Testing the limits of my waterproof socks.|
|Jo-Ann and Corinne and Serenity Falls. Out for an evening stroll.|
|Evening light, down-valley.|
|We may have pushed some logs out of the way, but it was still a bit deep to ride!|
|On a day like this, no hurry.|