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Celebrating the Summer Solstice: Hiking to Hidden Lake

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For Solstice Eve, we really wanted the chance to experience and maximize the long daylight. We had a lot of friends choose to go to the downtown celebration, which had a live band and is a big block party. We did that last year, but weren’t feeling up to it.

So, while we were Trailgating the Mayor’s Marathon (Our friend Alex ran), we came up with a gameplay with our friends Ryan & KK to go hike to Hidden Lake.

It was the perfect celebration of the longest day of the year.

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Celebrating The Summer Solstice: Rock Climbing On The Turnagain Arm

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Friday, June 19th (The day before the Solstice!) Matt & I went to go check out some climbing routes we heard about located off of the Turnagain Arm.

We had just gotten some new rope, I got new gear for my birthday, and to be quite frank – the weather has been so amazing the last thing we wanted to do was climb indoors. We’d heard from a guy who works at REI about an area called Pivot Point that featured a few walls ranging from 5.6’s to 5.11’s, so we figured it had a bit of variety for everyone.

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Halibut Fishing in Homer + A Book Recommendation!

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One thing that has been on my bucket list since moving to Alaska is to go halibut fishing. So, for my 27th birthday my wish was granted! My parents were in town visiting from the Lower 48, so the four of us went out on an afternoon charter to soak up some sun, wind, and catch some fish.

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Hiking to the O’Malley Ridgeline

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Saturday, June 6th was National Trails Day, a day to celebrate our trail systems! There are so many amazing trails in Alaska, and all across the USA that I have loved exploring and hiking on.

To celebrate the day, Matt & I decided to take Moose on a more technical hike up to the O’Malley Ridgeline. The weather was in the 50s, just a little bit overcast. Perfect hiking weather, in my opinion.

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