Posts tagged: bay crossing

Winter “Widower”

By , December 13, 2013

A hefty winter storm hitting the Southeast Alaska panhandle has left me a “winter widower” for the time being.

Currently, high tide hits the bay in the morning, meaning that Michelle would have to leave the house before 6:00 a.m. to cross ahead of the high. Normally, this is just an inconvenience, but when snow accumulates quickly, she would need to creep to town on unplowed roads, or wait for the state snow plows to come through. Continue reading 'Winter “Widower”'»

Up Around the Bay

By , August 8, 2011

Friends and visitors often ask us about getting to and from the road, which requires crossing the bay at the right tide level, or hiking up around the bay. We avoid the latter for numerous reasons: it more than doubles the time for crossing; bears and moose frequent the upper bay grass lands; it’s full of stinky mud, and the creek must always be crossed, usually with hip boots.

We’ve been so successful at avoiding it that it’s been more than a year at least since I’ve done it. Until Friday, when we did it twice.

top of Mud Bay

The view from the top of Mud Bay (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger.)

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