We have been having some awesome winter weather this month!
Last Wednesday I finally got a chance to do something that I have always wanted to do and that was to go camping on a school night!Â Hurray!
My bff Emily and I headed out Peterson Lake Trail at 4:30 in the evening with about 2 hours of daylight to hike the 3.5 miles out to the cabin.
Lou joined us at the cabin later in the evening (he hiked out via headlamp) and we were treated to an awesome northern lights show for our troubles!Â It was about 20 minutes of dancing lights all across the sky.Â The lights were bright enought to light up the snow and we could see some purples and greens mixed in with the mostly white lights.Â This kind of show is unusual for Juneau.Â We have a lot of cloudy nights which usually obscure any aurorial activity for us.Â No pictures because I didn’t want to miss anything running inside to get the camera.Â Sorry!
In the morning I got up at 6:00am, made coffee, packed up, headed out, drank my coffee and gulped a cliff bar as I headed down the trail.Â Lou and Emily were still in their sleeping bags when I left.Â I jogged most of the way back down the trail and even with the 40 minute drive and stopping at home for a shower I still made it to work by 10:00am.
I even made some progress on my knitting:
I knit a couple inches of this while Lou and Emily built a fire in the woodstove and cooked dinner.Â Thanks guys!
I hope there will be more of these sorts of adventures in my future!