So you ask, what's it look like on your early morning walk at -6°?
Generally every Thursday or Friday, the pups and I go for an adventure. It might be anything from going to a park, new or favorite place for a walk or a pet store. Two weeks ago it was too cold for an adventure. It was real easy to convince them to stay home and in bed. However, we couldn't go two weeks without an adventure and besides, it was only -6°f. So, we loaded up in the pickup and off we go.
It was still early and the sun was still behind the mountains. Below is the Palmer Hay Flats a State Game Refuge I've written about before. It's a protected wetland now that prior to the 1964 earthquake was dry land. The ground dropped two feet and ta da, a wetland is born.
We made it to the Eklutna Hydroelectric Project Trailrace. During the summer this is a great fishing spot, but during the winter it's pretty much only good for hiking.
The branches were hanging low, being weighed down by a heavy hoar frost. There were only our tracks, no one else braving the weather yet. We had a light snow the last two nights.
The smaller gal pups didn't want to hike for long, so it was cut short. We'll make it back another day.
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