7-13-14 Rabbit Lake

Hiked to Rabbit Lake this afternoon with my awesome wife.  Always more fun when she goes along.  She always thinks she hears big things in the woods, always exciting.

Weather was pretty good.  A cold wind, a few sprinkles of rain, all in all a beautiful day.  Took lots of pictures.  It is a very scenic hike.

The hike starts.

The hike starts.

Views on the way up.

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Views of North and South Suicide Peaks.

First glimpse of the south peak.

First glimpse of the south peak.

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North and South Suicide Peaks.

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The North Peak.

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Getting closer to Rabbit Lake.

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Rabbit Creek

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Rabbit Lake and the North Peak.

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Rabbit Lake and the South Peak.

More Rabbit Lake Views.

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Then we went over the ridge and looked at McHugh Lake and McHugh Creek Valley down to Turnagain Arm.

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One last Rabbit Lake view before we head down.

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7-9-14 Little O’malley

We drove to the Glenn Alps parking lot hiked across the valley, up the Little O’malley gully and then down the ridge and back.  Circles are always better than up and back the same way.

Weather was bad, raining hard, some wind at the top.  Not a day to stop and enjoy the views so other than me stoping for pictures we kept moving.  No one else on the peak tonight which was nice.  Around here if you don’t go out in the rain after work you spend a lot of nights inside.

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Little O’malley Peak. That is where we are going.

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South Fork Campbell Creek

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Looking down the creek valley.

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Crossed over the creek and heading up.

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O’malley Peak. The plan was to walk up the field to the base. It was to wet so we turned and headed down the ridge.

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The clouds roll in.

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6-23-14 Mt. Alyeska

We met after work at the ski resort for a hike from the hotel up the bowl to the top of the tram. Alyeska is a great hike, several ways up, all take about an hour to get to the top of the tram and the tram ride down is free.  If your in the mood you can have a beer at the bar before heading down.  Afterwards plenty of good places to eat and have a beer in Girdwood.

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The young ones ahead of us all.

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It’s steeper than you think.

The view on the way up.

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At the top.  Waiting for the tram ride down.  Then pizza and beer.

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