Thursday, June 25, 2009

Willow Creek, Alaska

Amy and I used to travel to Alaska during the summer months and work different jobs in the area between school years. That time frame was typically from the first of May to the end of August. We have now lived in Alaska for approximately seven months, which is by far the longest stretch for us, but it still feels like any day now we are going to have to pack our things and head back to Utah. It just feels like we are on another temporary summer trip and it will be coming to an end soon.

There are some things that assist me in realizing that we are permanently living here is that I am starting to get out and do things that are new to me and see parts of Alaska that I never had time to when we were just here in the summer. One of those is some fishing and camping trips that we've never done before.One such trip was a recent float down Willow Creek here in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. A buddy here has a raft that he recently purchased and has started floating the local rivers as often as possible. We fished for rainbows and used fly rods with some technique's that I have never used before, but it was quite fun and we caught a few fish. I lost probably twenty dollars in fly's but it was pretty fun and that loss should decrease as we go more and get used to the rods.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Prince William Sound

Fishing in Prince William Sound is one of the greatest things I have ever done. Really,... being out on the water in a a spectacular boat and such an incredibly beautiful place has got to be one of the most epic things that I have done as far as my adventures go. It is simply amazing a
ll of the different sites and adventures that there are out in the Sound. We saw almost everything on our recent trip. We saw whales, dolphins, and did a lot of great fishing. It is such a fantastic day when you can fish for halibut and other species until you get your limit and then take off to a different location and catch your limit in Salmon or Shrimp. A lifetime could be spent discovering new places in Prince William Sound and you would never see it all. It is an experience that is so different from anything that I was able to do in Utah growing up. I have come to really love the ocean and greatly look forward to getting out again.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Lee Loves Bikes

Anyone who views this blog, though I know it may not be many, has got to check out this video. It has got to be one of the most incredible videos I have ever seen. I've watched it probably six or seven times now and I can't get enough. The beginning is a bit slow, however once he gets going you will not believe your eyes.

I now want another bike!

This weekend Dane and I are going to be working on the pump track so there should be some pics and info of Dane and his daredevil styles.