Indian River Trail to Old USGS Water Survey

[originally written in a paper journal, subsequently published on my older site. Current (2014) commentary in [italics] ] Things are much more damp today after the rains of yesterday. I hiked up Indian River Trail, but not very far. I went through the muskeg from the bench to the old USGS water survey. I took … Read more

Indian River Road and Trail

[originally written in paper journal and subsequently published on my older site] I am still a little tired from yesterday, so I decided to just go up the road behind the gravel pond off Indian River Road and then cut over to Indian River Trail. It must have been pretty dry here for the last … Read more

Gavan Hill To Harbor Mountain

[originally written in paper journal and subsequently published on my older site] This morning there was a low bank of clouds, but by noon it had burnt off. There is a picnic this evening on Harbor Mountain and I decided that I would hike to it. I am taking my time going up the hill. … Read more

Beaver Lake

[originally written in a field journal and subsequently published on my older site] There is a low cloud bank covering most of the mountains, though patches of blue sky offer hope that it will clear up later. A friend wanted to go out to Beaver lake, so we borrowed a car and dog and drove … Read more

Indian River Trail

[originally written in paper journal; subsequently published on my older site] It’s my first full day back in Sitka this summer and I decided to hike up Indian River Trail. I made it as far as the first bridge and decided to turn back so that I can gradually toughen up my feet again. I … Read more