Sunday, April 4, 2010

Slowing down

I have been doing some mellow hikes around town with Niko in order to stay active but not push it too much. Yesterday Jill and I got out for a six mile hike around the Moose Ridge Loop, a place where we bike a lot on winter evenings after work.

It was nice to slow down and enjoy the sights and sounds of the forest instead of whizzing by on a bike. And we got to see what we later found out is a bird that is rarely seen by people. I finally got this shot of the American Three Toed Woodpecker after trying about 15 times to catch him with his head out of the hole.

It is definitely spring here in Anchorage for now. The trash is melting out of the snow piles, the roads are clear and the trails are starting to get soggy. That doesn't mean that winter can't return before summer, but for now we are enjoying the warm weather.

It's time to do some spring organizing and summer planning. We have some fun trips coming up this summer.

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