Monday, January 14, 2008

Minus 10 Camping, Alaska Style!!

Gretchen and I just got back from a great night out in the Chugach mountains. We cross country skied in about 5 miles, climbing nearly 2000ft to the base of Ptmargin, North Suicide and South Suicide Peaks, at the base of a frozen Rabbit Lake. Day time temps were around Zero, the night time low dropped near -10 before my Suunto Watch screen froze and was unreadable. The morning brought a gorgeous sunrise and quick ski back out to the cars. Jasper and Jack came along, both having a great time, and providing some extra warmth in the tent. Enjoy the photos.

Gretchen with Anchorage in the background (Click on any image to enlarge)
The sun never gets high enough in the sky to reach the valley floor.
Below zero, Sam's frozen hair.
Beautiful sunset
In the tent. What you can't see is Jack and Jasper
Gretchen awoke with Jasper on her legs and Jack wrapped around her neckBase Camp

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