Alaska's Winter Horizon

Alaska's Winter Horizon

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wednesday, March 23rd

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Wow, we're up to a little over 12 hours of daylight now. It is starting to melt much of the snow and ice. There is still plenty to be found as you can tell from the photos. In fact, we got about 5 inches of fresh snow just last Thursday night!
Saturday afternoon I took a break from school work to go walking with Greg and Jacque. We walked through downtown and got on the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. It was somewhat slippery in places but it wasn't crowded along the trail. This made for a quite peaceful and relaxing walk. When we reached the lagoon, we stopped to watch people play hockey and skate. The lagoon is still frozen and a few people were practicing on the ice. Come summer time, this lagoon will be full of birds and water. Along the Chester Creek Trail, Greg and I stopped for a photo above the creek. The ice has begun to melt in places and the water was rushing along. The packed snow on the trail atop the bridge was about 7 inches deep. You did have to be very careful because of the ice under the trees and such. Unfortunately, we didn't see any moose. We walked along the slick sidewalks of A Street back home after the two hour stroll.

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