Eagle River Weather

Friday, August 28, 2009

Fall is Coming and a Glacier is Near By

The salmon are in, trails closed due to high bear activity, the heat is being turned on at night in the yurt, and leaves are already starting to change color. Fall is just beginning here in Eagle River.
Another sign of this change in season is the fog. As it gets colder the water stays condensed longer and just hangs right above the river. Here is a picture of the yurt above the fog.

Rose bushes are one of the early color changers.

We recently had a gathering of friends at the yurt. Here is a picture of Leo showing off the Wiggles (an Australian kids' show) to his "big" friends.

Here is Leo wondering why his father has no concern for his safety.

I had yet another success in gaining a new perspective of the yurt. Here is a picture of the Eagle River Over Look from the yurt. It is the tallest point.

An here is a panorama from on top of the over look. The yurt is on the far left, Y, and Eagle Glacier is on the right, G. You might have to click on the picture to see the Y.

Eagle Glacier is about a 13 mile hike from the Nature center and about 14 miles from the yurt.
Finally, a nicer, though misty, picture of the glacier.

HEY! Where did the G go?

Monday, August 17, 2009

Saturday Market

Eagle River Puzzles will be down at the Anchorage Market this Saturday the 22nd. Here are two new designs I've come up with.

As always we will have our yurt photos and the yurt book "Living in the Round" out for any one wanting to talk about yurts. If you are living in the Anchorage area and want some yurt questions answered, come down and visit.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Big Sun, Ice Wedding, and a New Mountain

Bethel gave us a parting gift before we left, a glorious sunset visible from our front door.

The weekend after returning, we got to go out to the Matanuska Glacier where our friends were getting married. Here is Leo by the glacier.

But, they weren't just getting married beside the glacier, they were getting married ON it. it was about a half hour walk to where the ceremony took place. You can see the procession following the bride in this photo.

One of the bride's maids donned bunny boots for the trek out there.

Here is the family near where the wedding cerimony took place.

The dogs and I hiked up a new mountain. Mount Magnificent gave us yet another perspective on the valley. A little hazy still from forest fires but still incredible.

The dogs, Georgie and Ranger, had a great time too.

On the way back I spent about 3 hours collecting a gallon of blueberries. For those 3 hours Georgie spent the entire time eating berries herself. We were in constant competition for the best berry paches. I never knew a dog who could down so much fruit. I suppose I'll need to believe her when she is whining to be let outside tonight.