Saturday, January 30, 2010

Cabin Fever

Winter in Alaska is no reason to stay cooped up, even if we sometimes don't feel like getting out of bed. But the days are getting longer, and when the sun shines on those craggly spruce trees, it is an outright "Winter Wonderland"!Here are some photos from a recent cabin trip to Byer's Lake in Interior Alaska. Two women and a total of 3 teen-age children (both of our husbands had to bail out last minute on account of work). But this trip was long planned, the temperatures were reasonable, so darn it: we went, we saw (Mt.Denali, "The Great One", even if only briefly), and we conquered (snow-shoeing, sled-packing, firewood-carrying, etc)!

That's was the view from our cabin overlooking frozen Byer's Lake with the Alaska Range as backdrop. We went skiing and snow-shoeing on the lake, and youngest built a fire, using only flint from her 5th grade survival kit -- she was determined & worked HARD!

And here cabin life at Public Cabin #2, where we stayed cozy and warm, and played many roaring rounds of Taboo!

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