Survived a wicked stomach flu, Finally replaced my bike that was run over on the fourth, And managed to brace and overcome a knee problem that tried to slow me down. It was a tough and #rainy#hike up #crowcreek trail in #girdwood#anchorage#alaska
Heard reports of bears, but none seen by our party. The hike up was a light rain, and no accumulation on the ground. By the time we came back down, it was starting to accumulate in large puddles, and there was a little creek flowing down the path. The #views were #spectacular and worth the #effort but the kids struggled to deal with the rainy conditions and whines out before I got to see the #mountaingoats#alaska#hiking#getoutside#familytime#layout
::+ Some days are just magic, where unexplainable experiences occur that leave you breathless. This is one of the reasons why I love adventure, exploration, taking chances.
While atop an alpine road today we spotted white specks across the mountain with binoculars. We turned around to see if our intuition was correct in spotting mountain goats. Neither of us have ever seen them in the wild. We drove up rocks and jagged turns and parked the jeep.
We were silent. Only the sounds of birds and wind in the trees filled our ears. Until we saw them, and they saw us. We kept silent and soon they surrounded us, sniffing, exploring, making their way down the mountain.
It was a dream. It still feels that way. Grateful for these elusive magical creatures and a partner that loves the silent moments of awe, just as much as me. ::+
#getoutside#naturephotography#nature#explore#mothernature#earthpix#mountaingoats#visitcolorado#travelcolorado#adventure#naturemagic#conservation#wild#travelandleisure#adventure#samsungs9 + @thephotosociety @travelandleisure
Trying to stay cognitive while I write this.. today’s hike was amazing!!! It was so brutal though.. we climbed Mt. Elinor in the Olympic Mountains. We saw so many breath taking views and, cool animals. I truly got the third degree from my son when we were a quarter mile from the top. 😂 I was so hot, sweaty, and tired I said. Are gonna hate me if we can’t make it to the top?! He said yes with a direct and very strong stare.. 🤣 my response was a you prepared to meet your maker?! He said yes! 🤣🤣 My boy pushed me hard! He was my mental rock as well as my physical. He even pulled me up boulders when I couldn’t do it. 🤯😆 We were both so dead by the end. It was a complete total body cardio workout!! 💦💦 I probably sweat a gallon of water today. Downed about 50oz in 1 hour after drinking 50oz on the hike. Ate heartily when we got home. And still starving.. BEST DAY EVER! 💋⛰🤘🏼