|Views while running in Eagle River|
Unfortunately many trails are still glare ice, so I'm keeping my running to the gym and sidewalks for now. With views from our neighborhood like those above, I can hardly complain. Hiking with ice grippers however, is totally do-able right now. Even on the peaks where there is snow, it is not deep and it's hard packed and easy to walk on.
On Saturday I hiked Wolverine Peak (my first time) with my cousin and another friend. By the end of that one (11 miles round trip), my legs were tired (my cousin had even hiked Bird Ridge on Friday!). But we all rallied for an easy hike in the South Fork of Eagle River on Sunday anyway. You just can't keep Alaskans inside when the weather is fine; no one appreciates 50 degrees like we do.
|Emily, Ann Marie, and Max the dog on our way up Wolverine Peak|
|Ann Marie on Wolverine|
|Last push to the summit of Wolverine|
|View to the Northeast from Wolverine|
|Almost to the top!|
|Easy South Fork hike|