Alaska Trip Retrospective

After our summer-long trip to Alaska, we’re traveling south through British Columbia, Canada, and the climate, sunlight, ecosystems—really everything—is all changing rapidly.  No more alpine or subalpine terrain, and it’s kind of shocking.   I shouted out to Tracy when I saw a cow.  We both said, “Hey, look at this!” when we had to use the flashlight […]

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Trail of Blue Ice

We’re camped in Chugach National Forest, the second-largest in the country, I believe. What’s extra cool is that our campground is nestled among amazingly high mountains and glaciers, all around us. Here I am biking back from the iron ranger where we paid for our campsite for a week. That’s a glacier visible from the […]

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Photos from Los Padres/Big Sur

Here are the missing photos from my previous post about our week near Big Sur. The land between the highway and the ocean at our Plaskett Creek campground is owned by the National Forest Service, and they lease it to cattle farmers. So it’s divided by barbed-wired fencing for occasional cattle, but when walking paths […]

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