Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Summer Fun Update

Well, the Denali season may be over, but there is still fun to be had!
Since our last blog entry we've had all sorts of activity here at AMS! The weather in Talkeetna has been cooler and wetter than usual. They say that we normally have 12 days of summer, but so far I've only counted a few when the temps went above 65 F. We were lucky enough to have a couple of "bluebird" days.

July
~ 6 day & 12 day Mountaineering Courses - flew out to the Alaska Range, some crazy weather.

~ Youth Groups went ice climbing, hiking and such, some went to the Matanuska Glacier, some went to the Talkeetna Mountains.

~ A group of 8 teenagers came up from Seattle to go on a 7-day Wilderness Hike! They got to fly out to the Talkeetna Mountains by float plane for their hike through the tundra. They endured rain, rain, and more rain with smiles! They had a great time & managed to dry out before heading back to sunny Seattle.


August

~ More Youth Groups went to play on the Matanuska Glacier.

~ 12-day Mountaineering Course went to the Pika Glacier, in "Little Switzerland" (Alaska Range).


~ Several custom groups have been hiking in Denali National Park, glacier trekking in the Alaska Range, climbing, you name it!

Watch for more updates, I still have some photos to post.
~Julia

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