Friday, February 04, 2011
A beautiful day today from dawn to dusk. On my way to work I took a few pictures of downtown and the harbor from the Hoser bridge. I am trying to figure out the best view and angle so that when we have the full moon on Valentine's Day I can get the perfect shot of the full moon over Pillar Mountain and town. This was a practice run. I kind of like the 'backed off' picture a bit better.
Then after work I went for a skate ski into Kodiak's backcountry. The conditions actually were not as great as they have been. We've had some wind and it has created areas of bare ice as well as drifts with wind pack on the top. When I hit the wind pack at high speed I'd break through and stop instantly. There were some impressive wipeouts. But it sure was beautiful. And once I got to looking out for and recognizing the wind pack, the skate skiing weren't too bad either. Patrick