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On a spring afternoon, me and the soon-to-be wife headed to Eklutna Lake to do some biking, run the dogs, and check out the extent of the snow melt. 5/5/2004



Bold Peak from near the beginning of the trail



It was a hot day under the bright sun, and the pups took advantage of the many streams and puddles along the trail.



Alex and Bold Peak



The thin ice enhanced the glacial blueness of the lake. It reminded me of bubble-gum ice cream.



Eklutna became hot and tired rather quickly







Kiliak, as usual, had no problem keeping up



Klute enjoying a cool breeze



The Pass leading to Peter's Creek Valley and the Wall Street Glacier



Benign Peak and The Watchman



The Mitre



We turned around before reaching the end of the lake because we worried about the prospect of having to carry Eklutna out if she couldn't make it back to the trailhead under her own power. We see here two tuckered out pups.

Two days later we came back with Kiliak to see if we could reach the end of the trail. It was a beautiful day, but we were on a tight timeline. 5/7/2004



Goat Rock



Always wear a helmet



At the end of the lake, we began to hear a loud rumbling like a passenger jet flying at low altitude nearby. It turned out to be a whopper of an avalalnche coming off of the western slopes of Bold Peak.



How ironical



Another fresh avalanche near the Red Spot Glacier



Family picture (minus the 'Klutna) with Bashful Peak in the background



Past the bridge, we kept on truckin'



A really neat arete on the northern aspect of The Mitre. I'll bet there are some sweet rock climbs up there.



We ran out of time about two miles before the glacier and had to turn around...but not before taking a few pictures.



Peril Peak and the Eklutna Glacier



The Mitre



Kiliak and the Mitre together in the same picture!



Awww, good dog.



A dramatic silhouette with the Twin Peaks as a backdrop



ID LATER



Jagged spires and walls on Benign

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