Today was my aunt, Sue’s, last day in Alaska, so we took once last opportunity to take a hike.
(In the background is the city of Anchorage.)
My hiking partners: Sue (my aunt) and Kelly (my mother-in-law).
We headed to the Glen Alps Trailhead (which I’ve never heard anyone refer to this area as) in the Chugach State Park.
We chose to do some hiking along Powerline Pass.
We crossed a bridge. . . .
that went over Campbell Creek.
We had a lot of fun talking and hanging out. We even saw a wolverine while hiking. This was the first time I saw a wolverine, so that was exciting!
My hiking partners: Kelly, Sue, and myself.
Afterwards we went to Starbucks.
I ordered a chai latte and had some trail mix I brought from home.
Trail mix: walnuts + pistachios + raisins + dried cranberries
Before I knew it, it was time to meet Craig at Bear’s Tooth for dinner.
My aunt wanted to take us out-to-eat for hosting her while she was here. We happily obliged!
I ordered the Yogurt and Dill Salad with blackened tofu on top.
I had this salad the last time I came and absolutely loved it and have been fantasizing about it since, but the salad I had tonight was nothing like I remembered. It was a shame, but it was still good nonetheless.
Craig ordered a good stand-by: the Potato Burrito.
Sue had halibut with a mango and kiwi salsa. It was excellent!
Craig and I
Sue and I
Before heading home, we couldn’t let Sue leave without experiencing a trip to Yogurtland at the airport.
In and out in 30 minutes or less so we don’t have to pay for parking. We have it down to a science!
I get more and more chocolate based treat on top every time I go.
Distance: 10 miles (5 miles tempo run)
(8:20 minutes/mile on the way out; 8:00 minutes/mile on the way back)
I felt good, and I was glad to get the miles in!