Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Skiing on Islands

Well, when you ski on an island in Alaska you get the great advantage of seeing other islands and the Pacific Ocean in between and Pittman's Ridge at Eagle Crest ski area is the perfect place to see this.

The Eagle Crest ski area is closed during the week so my friend Libby and I decided that it was a perfect time to make the hike up to The Ridge. There are not many crowds in Juneau, and if you ever have to wait in line at a lift, even for a few moments then that is considered busy, but on this day there were very few people out and about. Mostly little specs on other mountains enjoying the same view as us.

Once at the top of Pittman's Ridge you can get a clear view of Admiralty Island, which is where this photograph was taken. Admiralty is most know for its dense population of brown bears and has very steep mountains.