That's what happens when we have help. It frees up some time so I can share the girls with the world.
I was downloading the pictures from today and couldn't resist going ahead and posting them too.
First...I thought these two photos were hilarious. When we first left...Terri was sitting next to Alyssa who was being a little fussy. I heard Lisa and Terri laugh about what they described as..."Alyssa gave Terri the stink eye". So as I was going through the photos, it looked like Lisa got the look.
Now look at Alyssa's expression on this one. Classic.
So after lunch. The next stop was Glen Alps, the scenic trail head to a popular hike up to Flat Top. It was 41 degrees and blowing 10 to 20 mph so the girls weren't too comfortable. It's the first time they've actually complained a little bit while they were in the bjorns.
Even with the little digital camera, you should be able to tell just how brilliant the colors are.
We saw a total of 5 large bull moose who were looking like they wanted a fight. It is rutting season so if we stayed long enough and watched, I'm sure we would have seen two bulls go at it. If you haven't heard the story, 2 years ago Lisa and I watched two bulls fight in the same area.....to the death!! We had never seen anything like that before and it left quite a mark on us. I hear that fighting to the death is very rare so some day it'd be nice to watch a couple bulls go at it again and hope the next time it doesn't go that far. Anyway, none of that today. Just some wandering bulls seeking out a fight or a mate.
This guy was on the trail heading toward Powerline Pass (another AWESOME trail). The 2nd photo is zoomed in so you can kinda see how big he was.
And then we drove down to another favorite spot just outside of Anchorage...Beluga Point. No Beluga Whales this time but we did see Dall Sheep way up high on the mountain side. I'll probably end up reposting all these photos once we download Lisa's Dads pics from his really nice digital camera. I think he got some great photos. We also saw a bald eagle soaring way up high and then on the way home, several swans landed in the marsh just off the side of the road.
So the final count today...5 moose, 1 bald eagle, 6 dall sheep, 8 swans, and 2 beavers. The beavers are a whole other story...I'll save that one for tomorrow.