One Man's Alaska

Morning temps in the 30s, and Hatcher Pass Lodge

September 18, 2011

I'm in a hurry today, trying to figure out how to pack everything in my car so I can get on the road. But I wanted to take a few moments to note two things.

First, the last two mornings have started with temperatures officially in the 30s. I'd like to say "Brrr...", but honestly, you get used to it after a while. When I lived in Talkeetna and sat outside in the morning, drinking coffee with the squirrel, I'd be bundled up when it was 42 degrees outside. These days, 42 degrees is a walk in the park. Well, unless we have the 50+ mph winds going on. I don't know when I'll ever be used to that.

Second, assuming everything fits in my car, I'll be staying at the Hatcher Pass Lodge tonight. I'm hoping for zero clouds and a big, dark sky full of stars ... we'll see. (I have to say, it feels weird to take a vacation twenty minutes from where I live, but I've always wanted to stay up there. (I hike there as often as I can.))

Here's a photo of the Hatcher Pass Lodge (taken from their website only because I have very little time this morning):

Hatcher Pass Lodge

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