The only thing one would expect Gherkins to do in record breaking weather is to hike the Gold Mint Trail in Hatcher's Pass. I've been wanting to walk this trail...it's CoRiell's happy place. Jamin suggested a hike. Nolan had the day off. Krista wants to get out and enjoy Alaska. Arielle and Benny joined us. Alex, Stacia and I are always up for an adventure. Dad and Michael stayed home. It was wise.
|Benny, Alex, Arielle|
|Krista, Nolan, & Jamin|
I'm conflicted about Fireweed! I LOVE them - I don't love the signal of summer progressing into winter (with a typical 2 week fall). It is reassuring to see these are not near blooming to the top yet.
I may have to go back to check their progress in a couple of weeks.
|Benny rode most of the trail on Uncle Jamin's back|
Little Su - Glacial River
|Arielle, Benny, Jamin, Nolan, Stacia, Alex, Krista in front|
This is moving naturally at it's best...as well as spending time with family and strengthening the "tribe." All good stuff. We're building a lifestyle...looking to create an environment which consistently nudges us to healthy choices. As a side note, Dad remarked this week I was going to turn green if I didn't eat a bit less salad. ::snort:: In the meantime, he is eating at least one salad a day. It's all good.
We stopped on the way back to town for a photo or two at the Little Su...whew...I have no idea how hot it was - but it felt hot traipsing around the trails.
|Krista and Stacia|
|Stacia, Me and Krista - photo by Krista|