Our first full day in AK was pretty dull. We all worked, read, rehearsed and then we finally decided to take a walk and stretch our legs. We said goodbye to Saidie, the guard dog.
We did the layering thing and then we took off for the wilds! Well, we took off down the road. Same thing, here in ALASKA!
We took off and found the the snow was really hard from all of the warm weather they’ve been having recently. It made for some stunning ice crystals.
After a while we were talking about wanting to see a Moose, or at least some wildlife. We had stumbled on a few tracks and some scat but Austin was the one that made the big find.
We were very intrigued. No sign of hoofs, paws, face, or teeth. Most of it was frozen solid under the ice. There were some traces of blood under the ice but we had no way of seeing what it really was because of the hard freeze. I showed the pic to the family we’re staying with and they all said it was probably a Moose, killed by poachers, and then they left the hide when they were done with the carcass. Shitty.
But we trekked on and found some more amazing views. I think Alaska and amazing views will be like Ireland and quaint, cute towns. Every town will be cute, and Every view here will be breathtaking. Oh well, I guess we’ll survive somehow! Someone has to do all this living.
The plan for today is to go Cross Country Skiing but the winds last night were over 75 mph, so we might have to wait on that one for a while. I’ll just leave you with some more of Magic in Alaska.