|A Glimpse at my Weekend:|
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|One of the last rollerskis of the season! Rollerskiing in 20F temps on frozen leaves is not very fun!|
|The Cook Inlet in the background|
Alaska has a couple skiing secrets, well not really secrets, but they are secret because only people brave enough to venture up to Alaska get to experience them. The Eagle Glacier is the first of such amazing places and Hatcher's Pass is the second. Hatcher's Pass is just outside of Palmer, AK, north of Anchorage and is high enough in the mountains to get snow when no where else does. While in town the ground is well frozen, it is bare so we have been spending some time driving up there.
|This is about 9:00AM, the sun is just starting come up.|
|Hatcher's Pass is a former gold mining village so the trails go right through the village and around all the buildings.|
|The main drag|
|The actual mine and associated structures|
|Making my way up the big hill. There is only about 3k, but a lot of vertical|
|Looking down on the village|
|After our interval workout, the sun came over the mountains! Getting on snow for the first time has never felt better for me. I think all the skiing on the glacier really did the trick. I am feeling much more fit this year!|
|Sadie and I got some new shades from Rudy Project, nice and bright!|
After a nice 3 hour skate ski up at Hatcher's, we scrambled to put together some Halloween costumes.
|Sadie and her boyfriend, Waldo|
|Sadie and I were a "crime scene" complete with handcuffs, pistol, police badge, and magnifying glass|
|Sundays are our day off so we always have a big family breakfast. This morning, I woke up earlier than Sadie and commenced on a Halloween breakfast|
|I made a pumpkin mold and used it to make some Pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes complete with an M&M stem and a tasty topping of yogurt, candy corn, and Sophie's VT maple syrup!|
|I looked out the window this morning to find this!! It snowed a couple inches of some really slick snow that compacted into a nice slippery sheet on the road.|
Lastly, I have figured out my race season for the first part of the season and have updated it on the schedule tab above. I am excited to say the Brennan's will be having a full attendance at Thanksgiving for the first time in a while as my mom, dad, and brother will be joining me in West Yellowstone!!! Check it out and come see a race!