beautiful June weekend in Alaska

6/15/07 June and Ruth and doggie Sophie and I headed out to Nancy Lake to car-camp and kayak for one or two days. We decided spot #2 looked good, so we paid the nominal fee and set up camp. I have a new tent and new stove. Here's me holding the tent in its original box, wondering how long it's been since I set up a tent.

It was quite easy to set up, really. Here's the results about 5 minutes and 450 mosquito bites later.

We all had some fun at the campsite, got a fire going, etc. Ruth relaxed with Sophiewhile June and I took an evening paddle on the lake - with an eye on some clouds and thunder.

Then the 3 girls and one dog loaded up kayaks and put into Nancy Lake to explore, eat lunch and soak up the sun. It was a whopping 78 degrees out, pretty hot for us Alaskans.

There were red necked grebes guarding their nests, arctic terns protecting theircoast and nests and we floated past 2 arctic loons that let us gawk at them. Cool.

We saw lots of scenery -- rustic cabins, huge homes, water skiers, wave runners, mountains.

Between the kayaking, sleeping at the campground, driving and the 78 degrees, we were pretty happy to pack up and head back to Los Anchorage by late afternoon. In the meantime, Ruth and Sophie had a good snooze in the sunshine.

The Chugach Mountains from the north looking to the Mat Su.

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