Thursday, January 26, 2006

Coldest Day of the Year

It's a chilly one in Girdwood today folks, -12F this morning and not warming up a whole lot. News from Fairbanks is that it was -40F last night and news from Iniakuk Lake in the Brooks Range is that it was a decidedly nipply -67F. So actually, we've got nothing to complain about here.

Here's a shot from last week and Sunny Side looking north to Turnagain Arm.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Caption Contest

Angela's 31st was well celebrated this year with the usual array of hi-jinks and sculduggery. I submit these photos for captioning to the blogging public- and we just broke the 1,000 viewer mark so remember Girdwoodians, the world is watching...

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Intertidal Timmy's Blackstone Bitter

Time for a new brew !

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Keep on the Sunny Side

Girdwood, Turnagain Pass- The Girdwood Posse took on the Sunny Side of Turnagain Pass in honor of Alaska Independence Day, AKA Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It is unclear at this point whether Marty K was a two-planker or a knuckle dragger but I think given yesterday's perfect conditions he would have enjoyed himself either way. This was one of those choice, calm sunny days when the skin up is nearly as enjoyable as the ride down.

Image one shows Dan pointing out how the mountains are covered with snow this time of year, thanks Dan Man, clears up a lot of embarassing questions I had.

The second shot is looking south along the ridgetop and miles of untouched happiness.

Monday, January 16, 2006

The Deadliest Highway in the World

Many people don't know this but the Seward Highway is the deadliest road along Turnagain Arm. There is no highway along Turnagain Arm that is deadlier, that is fact. Now, I hate to get all negative first thing in the morning but I have had a lot of coffee and this deadly road thing must stop. Now shape your hand into a fist, raise it above your head and say "Bloggers Unite!" If you are currently at work you might not want to yell but at least mouth the words. Now come up with some ideas on how to fix the drivers on this damn road. Murkowski has the bright idea of taking our appropriated Seward Highway money and putting it toward bridges to nowhere. Am I the only one here who wants to perforate his nether regions with Halibut hooks? We need more pullouts and an Indian Bypass and perhaps a train between Girdwood and Anchorage. We can all take turns running it, can't be that hard. In the meantime I think I will put up pictures of the dead around town so folks might take notice. I would like to also thank Dawn Rossi for getting her comments on the news last night, she blamed slow drivers who won't pull over when there are goddamn 30 cars behind them. Amen sister! Now read this.

Incidentally this is not a picture from an accident on the Arm, obviously, because there are no flames or strewn body parts.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Tin Can

Here's the latest view from Tin Can. What you don't see in this picture is Mark yelling maniacally at Moses to "shut the hell up! SHUT THE HELL UP! God DAMN you are annoying! THAT's IT, you're off the team! I am NEVER goddamn bringing you out on the mountain again! EVER! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAArgh! SHUT UP! You ruined this! You know that? Do you KNOW that? You RUINED this goddamn trip today! GOD! You are SO ANNOYING!"

It is so nice to be home.

Thursday, January 12, 2006


Originally uploaded by Mark Yezbick.
I found this while perusing the internets. This was taken the very moment I got him home.

He has a lot more hair now.

Friday, January 06, 2006

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ang tin.jpg
Originally uploaded by Mark Yezbick.
I dug this photo up from long ago, and thought it best to share it with everyone.

cue Jack Palance voice over:

Back before she was a medical student, Angela was a backcountry snowboarder.............Believe it , or not.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006


The aptly named mountain as seen from Magnum.

Winters is Back

At the top of Magnum the sun broke over the ridge line while Tiffany, Kelsey, and Jones let loose their souls and Danced!

Monday, January 02, 2006


Originally uploaded by Mark Yezbick.
tea time