Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Alaskan country side beckons again.
Flooding in Talkeetna earlier this fall, resulted in broken and jammed ice on the Big Su and Talkeetna Rivers.
This forced us off the rivers surface and made for a more difficult time as we broke trail along the shoreline areas. We had decent temperatures or the bulk of our outing -12 to start and low +20's near the last day of our trek.

Rene Trekking across Finger Lake at -12 F

Wind blown snow and Birch

Clear ice on Finger Lake

Low hanging sun on the Big Su

Karl on the Goldmint Trail

Crossing "Z" Lake

Talkeetna River

Erik surveys the Goldmint trail on the way to trailhead