This past weekend, we loaded the dogs in the car and headed up to Hatcher Pass for a hike and a drive. Things are finally greening-up way up in those mountains and it was absolutely gorgeous, in spite of the clouds.
My dad snapping some photos:
He retired recently after years and years in the military then as a civil servant with the military, spending most of his working time on Shemya, an island way out on the tip of the Aleutian Chain. Now he's settling into this next chapter of his life. He's home now and can actually join us on all of our adventures. Very exciting.
Riley strikes a pose on the mountainside:
Not to be outdone, Sadie strikes a pose of her own - happy dog:
The dogs love it up there in the mountains with all those moss-covered boulders to scamper over. And there are ground squirrels everywhere, chirping away unseen.
I love all the boulders covered with moss and creeping crowberry bushes.
My dad's cool old military hiking bag:
We even found some sunshine once we traveled farther down the road.
We also found an old bus on the side of the road, partially hidden in the trees.
The word 'Church' was just barely visible in the chipped paint on the side of it.
Can't wait for our next adventure to roll around!