Happy Friday, everyone! This has been a good week.
Happy Friday the 13th, everyone! I don’t have any spooky images for you this week, but it’s still a good day! Historically, Friday the 13ths have always been good days for me; it’s Monday the 13ths I need to watch out for! It’s October, Halloween is just around the corner (I sort of have a thing for costumes), and autumn is in the air! It is a good day!
Now, to the images from this week on Instagram!
This first one was from our adventure to Alaska. This was from the train up to Denali. Look for bear pictures coming to my site in the next few weeks!
I like the variety in this week’s set.
First is a shot from outside the Eielson Visitor Center in Denali National Park. I missed this on our first stop into the park, so I was determined to check it out on our way out. Evidently, these two massive moose got locked in a battle – literally. Unable to disentangle their antlers, they both died in the grass. A backpacker later found the skeletons and brought them back to the park officials. Now they’re on display for all to see.
This was also my submission for Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness.
Our adventures were over far too quickly in Denali National Park. We spent a day on a bus; we spent a day on the trails. Certainly, I preferred the latter to the former, but they were both an excellent way to experience this vast park. Next, we were gearing up for bears!
But first, we had one more day on the train.
I’m excited to be getting well into our Denali adventures, so understandably, this week, Instagram featured several shots from that trip. But I try to keep some variety, so there’s a taste of a few other destinations as well this week.
Happy fall, everyone! If you’ve been following my site for a while, you’ll know I simply love love love love LOVE autumn! I can’t wait for the brilliant colors to paint the town. Look forward to photos of the Northwest bathed in oranges, reds, and yellows very soon!
This first image from this week on Instagram hails from Costa Rica. I thought these roots of the “walking palms” were so fascinating. By sprouting new roots and allowing older ones to rot away, these trees can literally walk along the forest floor.
Denali National Park is simply massive. The park and preserve spans over 6 million acres. This means, if you were to explore 1000 acres a day, it would still take you over 16.5 years to see it all. How can one even hope to do a visit justice, then? One option is to bus.
Happy Friday, all!
Boy, this was a really difficult week to sort these. This set represents so many disparate aspects of my life; it’s crazy to look at sometimes.
This first one was from our eclipse weekend. We met these pack goats at Olallie Lake, on some training missions. This sure seems like a smart way to go backpacking!
This was also my submission for last week’s Monochrome Madness from Leanne Cole.
Alright, everyone! I know you’ve all been anxious for bears, so I’m finally getting to processing pictures from Alaska!