Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Memorial day weekend.

I joined my sister (Elizabeth), Ali, Corrie, for a trip down to Homer for the weekend. It's been a long time since I have been down to that part of AK. It's really nice when the weather is good and we had great weather for the weekend with partially clear skys and nice views of the mountains across the Cook Inlet.

Hitchhiking south out of Tok. I caught a 60 mile ride with an old friend shortly after taking this. It's kind of cool hitchhiking when you can randomly get rides from people you already know.  

The Matanuska Glacier. 

Helping Ali practice balancing on the way to Anchor Point. 

Triumphant rock climber.

I've been as far west as you can drive in America. I went the southern most point in Key West a couple years ago and I'm hoping to make it to the northernmost point sometime in June. Sadly, the eastern most point will have to wait for another trip.

Our campsite at Anchor Point. A seven person tent seems like overkill, but it's pretty nice for camping with a three year old. 

Bald Eagles soaring along the coast were almost as common as Seagulls. They really have different flight dynamics, which, made it fun watching them flying together.  

Mount Redoubt smoldering across the Cook Inlet.

Looking out from the end of the Homer Spit. 


  1. Hi Nick, idk if you remember me at all bnlut I'm a friend of Liz. We went to school together in MN and now I'm in the SW. (I think she even visited you when you were living down here and she flew out). Anyway, I've been trying to get ahold of her (sent a xmas card but it came back returned) and i don't think her contact info even works anymore. Could you tell her to get in touch?


    1. Carrie,

      I can send it to you if you'd like to email me directly (I just turned that on in my profile) or contact me on Facebook. I don't want to post her email address for some bot to find and spam her.