Break-up is here -- April UGLY but encouraging

Garrison Keilor of Prairie Home Companion says that April in Alaska
is God's way of reminding us how bad a hangover can be. It's now in
the 40's and all the glaciers and rivers and snow berms are in
"break-up." Drab grey and ugly, really. But under all that snow is
grass waiting to green up in May.

The hills are alive with the sound of water, lakes on the
streets and constant dripping. That and the Canada geese
honking their way back to Anchorage is a joyous sound for
the winter-weary.

It's quite wonderful to be out walking again, as streets are walkable.
The trails are still mushy, but in May it'll be great to get back out
hiking on the trails.
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