Another on my bucket list was the hand tram at Winner Creek Trail in Girdwood. We played it smart this time and packed a lunch for a day trip. We dropped off a car at the other side so we'd only have to hike across and not back.
Noah is such a happy hiker. He likes to sing and hum to himself behind Daddy and when I carry him he likes to play with my hair.
Brig thought the river would be fun to swim in - except it's FREEZING glacier water!
Cutest hikers ever.
And another poser.
This is a very narrow (15 ft?) rock crevass that the river rushes through and it sounds like thunder. It's so loud you can't have a conversation here and the rocks are so smooth they look like glass.
It's so fun having Amber and her kiddos here with us - they are adventurous and willing to try whatever we get it into our brains to do.
The highlight of the trip for the kids was the hand tram. You have to pull yourself by hand out over the river and across. It was pretty high and I was a little nervous (I may have ridden across on my knees down in the bottom of the cage.) You can see Noah thought the whole thing was pretty great and the rest of the kids liked it too.
When we finished we all piled into the car to head back to the other car. We were tired and dirty but had so much fun exploring together!
We stopped in Turnagain Arm on our way back to get a close up of the ocean. I was hoping for whales, but we missed them by just a couple of weeks.
The bore tide is so incredible to watch. I always want to go out on the flats but Tyler won't let me (good thing I have him too, they are really dangerous!).
What fun to have a partner as crazy as me.
We have a serious side too.
but not very often.