Thursday, May 19, 2011
New Girdwood Nordic Ski Trail
What an awesome group of hardcore hiking mamas and kids this morning! Hiking in the rain always feels like a bigger accomplishment and the positive energy of doing it with good friends always cuts through the grey and gloom of the rain.
This morning's trek was the new nordic ski trails in Girdwood. The 45 minute drive down there was windy and rainy and doubt started to creep in. Would anyone else show up? Is it worth getting the kids geared up to hike in the rain? The answers: YES and YES! All the kids were geared up appropriately and ready to go. We had originally planned to do the Winner Creek Trail, but ended up opting for the more stroller friendly new trail. The trail is still under construction and we're not entirely sure we should have been on it. There were signs saying "Trail under construction / stay off," however they were laying on the ground, not standing up so we took that as a sign it was a go.
As often happens, we had one little guy who wasn't particularly enjoying the hike. I know that mama felt like there was a spotlight on her and her kiddo, but what all the rest of us parents were doing was sighing with relief, comforted that they aren't the only ones to experience that. After the hike we rewarded ourselves and the munchkins with lunch at the Bake Shop, a Girdwood staple, and then it was time to hit the road back to Anchorage.