Spring in Alaska: Eklutna Lake Revisited
It is not much difference than winter. However, I was able to go out with only trench coat and no gloves on. I think it was around 10 to 13 Celcius. The lake is still frozen, but muddy lake shore line starting to appear. Speaking about frozen icy lake, do not expect you can just run into it and starting to do the moonwalk (that what I thought before). It took me almost 30 minutes just to get down from the road to the place that I stood in picture above. We couldn’t make it into the lake because we do not have the special boots for it. Yes, if in metropolitan city we need different kind of shoes like work shoes, dinner shoes, party shoes and sport shoes, here, you need different kind of boots according to the condition of the ground surface. And I just learn that good practical boots ain’t cheap here. Imagine the price of Nine West Tall boots times three.
I was here once during the summer and man, the landscape was totally different back then. (VIEW PICTURE HERE) Like many other big lakes in Alaska, there are always activities to do all year round. Kayaking, jet skiing and fishing during summer and when it go frozen, people still come to Ice board surfing (and fishing). When back in Kuala Lumpur, all I remember that people ( I mean, myself) spend their weekends doing mall hopping and watching movie. But here, they spend time to a place like this. The cheapest is camping, hiking and the expensive one is involving machine.
Cabins rental are available for tourists and visitors that live far from the lake. But for us, we drove by, walk around and maybe come back in summer time with our own tent (fee is still applicable. If I was not mistaken is $10 per night, per tent). Talking about summer, I started shopping around for my hiking gear already! Mike planning to bring me to hike a small mountain called Lazy Mountain – which is suitable for a lazy people like me. And I hope I will be able to get great pictures from the top of that mountain soon.