Sunday, October 01, 2006

it'snowing


We got our first snowfall friday night, two days before the start of October. It seemed strange as Trace and I both love the fall season and have somehow just caught a piece of it this year. The days are still fairly long, but we're losing about 7 minutes of daylight each day. Yesterday we started driving up the Elliot Hwy with intentions of checking out the bridge over the Yukon River, but 30 minutes into the drive we found ourselves in a heavy snow storm and decided to turn around and explore a little closer to home. We found the local ski resort and also a great spot to do some possible backcountry boarding. Seeing the snow build up on the slopes is getting me excited for the ski season! There are some trails just outside Fairbanks that draw quite a few x-country ski members from the US and Canadian Olympic Teams... They seem to be drawn to the early snow I suppose? Lucky us!! I've been running the trails quite a bit and am anxious to possibly ski next to some of these crazy people.
Last night, we saw a pretty decent display of the Northern
Lights. They were mostly green in color and appeared as a series of overlapping arches over the city.

4 comments:

Kara said...

Wow, your adventure is only going to get more interesting, isn't it? What's the new job Tracie? How's your new job Hutch? Snow already!! Looks beautiful, I dreamt of snow the other night. I'm not experiencing fall this year either, though for different reasons! Miss you guys and love you dearly.

Justin said...

Wow, great picture- looks like some primo stuff. Keep warm...

ginny said...

...your picture "almost leaving" on september 5th you have bathing suits on.... one month later your in snow.....

Bob Hanna said...

Bob said "Hi" it was 82 and sunny down here on the coast