Thoughts, ramblings, experiences and joys of an Alaska girl. Home is where the heart is, and my heart is firmly rooted in the Great Land of Alaska.

Monday, June 18, 2007

The Roads We Travel

The weather changes on a dime here. When I was driving home from work today, the skies over Eagle River loomed dark and gray. By the time we got out of karate at 8 pm, the skies had cleared, the sun was shining, and the last place we wanted to be was stuck inside. So, we went for a drive. We plopped the kids in the car, and headed up Hiland Drive to the entrance to the Chugach Park and Symphony Lakes.

We didn't end up going on our hike of Crow Pass over the weekend (Nicholas had karate camp on Saturday and Sunday, and our "sitter" decided to go white water rafting instead... traitor!), but there will be other weekends. We decided we are going to console ourselves with a night hike up to Symphony Lakes on Thursday of this week instead. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate. Even though it's only a few miles from our house in Eagle River, I've never done the Symphony Lakes hike. I'm looking forward to it.

On the drive up Hiland Road, we saw some sights we didn't expect:

Then again, there were sights we DID expect to see:

The thing about Alaska I love... no matter what road I go down, there's beauty, and the unexpected.


Angie M. said...

The South Fork Trail in Eagle River is actually one of the few trails I haven't hiked. Especially strange given it's so close.

Mary said...

You're totally right the roads in Alaska are fullfill with surprises and beauty. I'm from qu├ębec but i just can't stop wanting to go back.. in fact i guess i would move to the lonely state.. but i've got no green card so it's kind of sad.. but, i'll go back for sure!! You're very lucky to live there girl!