We still have big patches of lingering snow in Anchorage, but the days feel like spring. Here’s the trailer, still snowbound last weekend.
She (he? it? I’m not sure of the trailer’s gender) is plowed out now and getting ready for a solar panel install.
We are tentatively planning to leave on May 5. But if we don’t leave then, eh, who cares? It may be the most difficult time of year to leave Alaska. Winter is finally over, everything is budding out, huge skeins of honking birds are migrating overhead, the woods have a spicy smell that I’ve only experienced up here, the days are getting long, and summer is about to hit full-force. We would normally be planning our summer hikes and camping trips now.
Here’s a sampling of some of our favorite hikes.
We are probably crazy to leave this time of year. But but we are ready and looking forward to the sweet pleasures of a New England summer for a change–corn straight from the field, really ripe tomatoes, fried clams with bellies, fresh lobster, and (on a non-food note) fireflies. It’s countdown time.