May 26: For Memorial Day weekend 2006, we had planned to float the Gulkana River from Paxson Lake to Sourdough in our packrafts. But a slow-to-arrive Spring meant that we had to adjust our plans.
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Skiing In June At Turnagain Pass
June 3: Last weekend, I saw that there was still a lot of snow in Turnagain Pass. So even though it only got down to 45 degrees last night, I decided to go skiing - just so I could say I skate skied in June.
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Short Packraft Runs
June 18: Linda and I have really been hitting the packrafting hard this summer. They really are the coolest things ever.
With snow still in the montains, we've been doing a few short, road-accessible creeks to practice our skills. Still ...
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June 25: Tim Kelley and I went peakbagging in the Lynx Creek area of the Kenai Mountains. Center Creek gave us a good excuse to do some packrafting as well. Also be sure to look at Tim's photos and...
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Winner Creek To 20 Mile River Packrafting
August 5: Linda, Scott and I did a hike up the new Winner Creek trail in Girdwood. From the pass we went down the other side and floated out the Twenty Mile River.
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Windy Pass to Sanctuary River in Denali National Park
Sept 2-4: After a summer of generally miserable weather, Linda and I were treated to sunny weather and beautiful blue skies on Labor Day weekend. We went to Denali National Park to hike over Windy Pass and packraft the Sanctuary River.
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Peakbagging Above Tebenkof Glacier
On Sept 13, Rob Whitney and I joined Tim Kelley for a peakbagging attempt in Prince William Sound.
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Packrafting Eagle River
October 13: It was probably our last weekend of nice weather before winter sets in, so I really wanted to go packrafting. So what if the water is already freezing?
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Knik Glacier Run & Raft
October 22: Another weekend of good weather, so Tim Kelley and I ran to the Knik Glacier and floated back. Photos by Tim Kelley.