|(This person is not on the UAA Ski Team)|
|(this picture is about the trees, not the dog)|
Tonight's weather forecast is for another of these storms. Predictions are for 110 mile per hour winds on the hillside and up to 65 mph winds in the city. The last storm took down a lot of trees, but there are still plenty standing, so it's anyone's guess whether we're going to have any electrical power in this town tomorrow.
The UAA Ski Team's plan was to go for a 2-hour hike on Bird Ridge today, but this is an exposed, alpine area that will get 100mph+ winds later today. The storm was already starting this morning as we left campus for practice, so we "called an audible" and went to Symphony Lakes above Eagle River for a 2.5 hour run instead. This trail kept us at the bottom of a valley where there was a lot less wind. There was rain and plenty of mud, but everyone was dressed for it and it was a lot more comfortable than it would have been on the ridgetops.
|Galen of the Mountains at Symphony Lake|
|Davis took the opportunity to work a few pull-ups into today's run.|
|I noticed that several of the guys packed extra clothes, and changed into dry shirts at the halfway point - smart!|