Canoeing Finger Lake, Palmer, AK – August 28, 2013

I headed up Bogard Road and turned onto Finger Lake Park Way and paid the $5 State Park Fee. I then went to the camp host's trailer and waited. The camp host was at another location and dropped what she was doing to facilitate my canoe rental. I chose a red Coleman flat-bottomed canoe, rather [...]

Flattop Mountain – August 25, 2013

I arose this morning, checked my US for Palin news stack, showered and ran off to an early church service. Then, I went to my usual haunt, the Mocha Moose to have my usual breakfast. I returned to Carol's Lake Lucille Bed and Breakfast to get ready for Flattop Mountain. I would be meeting Chuck [...]

The Butte – August 23, 2013

New York City's Four WTC at 977' superimposed over the 875' Butte for perspective. The Butte is larger than it looks from a distance. Standing at 875 feet AGL (Above Ground Level), The Bodenburg Butte or simply The Butte is 102 feet shorter than New York's Four WTC. I had never climbed any significant mountains