2021—Cold Morning in Alaska


Wednesday was our coldest morning so far in Chugach State Park near Anchorage, Alaska. The temperature was about 19° when we hiked from the Glen Alps Trail Head up to the viewpoint over the valley looking for moose. The moose are proving elusive this trip. On Monday, we saw one cow and were told there was a bull in an area of the valley known as The Hump. On Tuesday we made the 6 mile round trip hike to the Hump but found no moose. We needed traction spikes on our boots and trekking poles to make the trip over the narrow, icy, snow-covered trails. On Wednesday, with more snow predicted, we did not to hike down to the Hump again. As the snow began to fall, low clouds engulfed the nearby mountains. It was a cold morning in Alaska.