Tuesday, July 09, 2019

In Step On the Matanuska River Bike Trail

Our In Step Walking Group met again today. We were small in number....but the fellowship and fun were sweet. It was hazy. You can barely see the mountain behind us - there are several wildfires raging in Alaska just now.  The air didn't SMELL bad, it didn't hurt our lungs...we were happy to be outside.
Britney, Stacia, Krista, Jen, Jacque, Nani, Josiah, Caleb

Britney, Krista, Josiah, Caleb, Jen, Jacque, Me, Nani

We live in  a pretty area. I really enjoyed walking this path. It winds all the way from our town to a river the next little town over. I've watched families and groups of friends walking, riding, and jogging on it - it made me happy to be on it today.

No one was able to tell me the name of these purple wildflowers. I WAS told they are NOT indigenous to the state and are invasive. We are allowed to pick all we want. I can't help but wonder if they would conquer the Devil's Club in the "back 40."

Fireweed - so pretty 

Matanuska River 

We walked about an hour and then went to a nearby park to let the kids play and enjoy a picnic lunch - under a shady pavilion. It was about 10* cooler today - it really was a relief. In a land with 20 hours of sun a day - it gets old when the temps are high. LOL   Arielle and Lindsey joined us at the park with their kids.

Sydney and Harper found these great rocks. Nani, Krista and I struck out! 

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