August 14, 2014

Mt. Alice

Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of hanging out/talking/spending time with Kris.
Her and I have become fast friends since our husbands have introduced us.
Her husband, Doug, and Joshua met on Trapper Man - an online site. If that doesn't say Alaska, I don't know what does.

Anyways, Doug and Joshua went hunting this past week.
Hopefully, Joshua will write a post about his experience soon!
So, that left Kris and I some time to hang out and get to know one another a little better.
We went to church Sunday, and then being the avid hiker that Kris is, we decided we should hike up Mt. Alice since it was clear skies.
If it isn't raining, you do not waste the day by being inside.

Kris and Doug have hiked up Mt. Alice a handful of time. Joshua has hiked it with them once. I have not hiked Mt. Alice yet, but I've been wanting to. So Sunday seemed like the perfect opportunity.

Mt. Alice is the tallest peak in Seward. It is part of the Kenai Mountains in the Alaskan Range. It has an elevation of 5,265 feet.

Josh has told me that this hike was the hardest hike he's done. I guess I underestimated it. I started out really pumped and thinking, "Hey, this isn't so bad! It'll even out soon!" And then you keep going and it's still literally straight up and down. You climb that for 50 minutes. I'm not exaggerating. This mountain is what you would want to hike to get in the best shape of your life. By the middle of it, and multiple stops to catch my breath so I don't pass out, I told Kris I was glad she was there or I would have stopped and turned around. 

I'm glad I didn't. The view was just incredible.
This will not be the last time I hike Mt. Alice.

The fireweed was just beautiful in this part of our hike.

And can we just talk about the berries? I have never seen so many salmon berries. What a treat! Kris and I both filled up a gallon sized bag of berries in no time. 
What are some good recipes to use with berries?

Thank you Mt. Alice for offering one of the best hikes/work-outs/views I've had in Seward! Can't wait to conquer you again!


  1. Amazing! I'm in BC right now visiting my sister and am so happy to see fireweed again. Kind of bummed it's almost done blooming though... summer's almost over :(

    1. I know! Everytime we drive past some, you can see it getting taller and taller. Winter is definitely coming!