Alaska V
July 16 - July 18, 2019




A drive to Palmer




Pretty mountain and flower




Hatcher pass




The start of a hike




Kids up fast the first section




Continuing for a while




Then deciding to stop at a lake




While Christof and I go to the peak




Going higher




Seeing the other side of the valley




More peaks in the background




The road down below




And higher




Reaching the snow




On the peak




Very pretty




The kids moved to another lake and responsibly carried our backpacks with them




They played very nicely




Hard working mining hands




Stop at an old gold mine




Long abandoned




Daytrip to Matanuska glacier




Reminds me of Iceland




Family picture




Let's get closer




A scenic lunch stop first




Best lunch ever




Ready to continue




Reflection




The trail keeps changing




Peter flying




Follow the cones




It's some ways




But we made it




Very hard ice




Climbing more




Close to the danger zone




A bridge still standing




Getting even closer




That's as far as Mama goes




Us four




The boys kept going




Papa and the boys




Until someone told them to read the signs and turn back




Walking back




Peter posing




Another super nice day




The road back to the highway




A total surprise lunch place




With super good food and view




A great find




Delicious desserts too




Spying for bears




Back in Palmer




The kids earned some iPad time




Our Bed and Breakfast in Palmer




Our airplane home was delayed




So we went on a last-minute hike




Somewhere between Palmer and Anchorage




Lots of uphill




With rewarding views




And wild red currant along the trail




We stopped at this bench




Papa went up higher




While we played and enjoyed the view




A last ice cream in Alaska




Then on our way home

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