A dream trip come true - two weeks in Alaska skiing and seeing as much as we could squeeze in. Blessed with unusually warm and sunny weather, we took advantage by boat, ski, plane, and foot. Friends old and new, we united in Whittier Alaska - a town situated on the Western edge of the Prince William Sound. We headed out on salty waters aboard the Babkin in search of snow, vistas and unicorns for the first days of the trip.
Hesitant to leave the beloved Babkin, we headed to Girdwood for basecamp #2. Turnagain Pass and Hatcher Pass provide - we found Alaskan steeps, powder and corn to easily remedy our yearning for life on the boat.
Headed up Lost Couloir - Hatcher Pass.
Seven days, too many miles and vertical feet to count, and we finally take respite in Talkeetna, north of Anchorage. Priorities shift to hammocks by the river, food, and Denali. With the weather still in our favor, it was obvious the best way to see Denali was from the air. Boom shakalaka - it was a 5% visibility day. Other 95% of the time, Denali is in a shroud of cloud. Lady luck is still at it!
For a proper finish we headed south, way south. A stay in a fishing town seemed like the cherry on top for this trip. One flat tire, a friendly Midas tire center and a whole bunch of moose later, we arrived in Homer Alaska. Off-season in Homer did not keep us from meeting great people, eating fresh seafood, or enjoying all that Katchemak Bay has to offer.
Meet the locals - they’ll give you rides in their boats to otherwise unreachable places.
A beautiful hike in Katchemak Bay State Park.
Local legend, Mike the Spoon Guy. Great conversation, a few portraits and hand-crafted spoons - the perfect Homer souvenirs.