The perfect commute

Juneau is having a great snow year.  (This is already the fifth snowiest winter season in Juneau.  By March 6, there was 164 point 7 inches, according to Meteorologist Nathan Foster in the Juneau Forecast Office.)  The ski commute home from the UAS campus across Auke Lake, a brief ski down back loop, and then breaking trail along the Montana Creek trail over to Mendenhall River, and finally home is probably only about 5 miles, but took about 2 hours and was exhausting.  What a great way to shift gears from work to home!  I did this on last Friday and again Monday (UAS snow day).  These pictures are from my cell phone–the only camera I had.  Some of the trees back there are almost 2 meters in diameter, so it is a phenomenal ski in the woods!  Here’s a few pictures, and you can check them all out at the gallery.

The happy commuter.

Looking forward down the trail.

Looking back the trail already skied.

The home stretch (looking down our street–our home is down there at the end of the road, under all the snowy trees (with an 8 foot tall pile of snow on each side of the driveway!)).

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