Snowy Peaks

Saturday, May 21, 2016

A string of sunny days in Alaska can cause havoc in everyone's lives. It's quite dangerous! You see, whenever there are several warm sunny days in a row, chores get left undone and everyone spends all day outside. Sunburn is also a major problem, as Madison (of her blog Daily Dose of Madison) shared in this post. I'm not brave enough to post a picture of myself bright red after this last sunny stretch like she did, but know that I was indeed RED.

This post is only getting written now because it's been raining outside! Yep, I shirked my writing duties so I could have fun in the sun (you can't blame me though). And you will notice that there are no good pictures of me in this post - that's because I'm hiding the sunburn.


My husband Quinn is currently in full scale production of his newest movie, 'Adventure Within'. When he asked if I wanted to go on a hike after church last Sunday instead of going home and cleaning (because SUNSHINE), I of course said yes. He was going on the hike because he wanted to get some shots of one of his main characters - a knight - on top of some snowy mountains.

And if there's anything Juneau has a lot of it's snow and mountains!

From this picture above it's easy to see why Juneau is a temperate rain forest. The lush green is unspeakably beautiful, and the snow-encrusted mountain tops gleam white in the afternoon sun. 

It was a four mile hike to the filming location, and Greta's first real mountain hike. I am happy to report she did wonderfully, and promptly fell asleep as soon as we reached the top.                                            Quinn had invited lots of friends and family to join us for the hike, and many of them came! We must have seemed a little strange to the other hikers who passed us: a large group of young adults just let out from church, a tiny puppy, and one person dressed in full armor. 
Some of the first of us to make it to the top. There were 13 of us all together!
Once everyone got to the top, we took time for a quick lunch and then a group of us hiked further to help Quinn with his filming.
True Alaskans wear shorts and tank tops while hiking through the snow. 
The filming went really well and everyone had an amazing time while up in the mountains. We stayed and filmed for so long that the sun was setting and casting a pink and red glow on everything as we started to hike the trail back down.                      Before we left, everyone refilled their water bottles in lake. Snow and ice melt made the water extra cold - perfect for the hot day - and the water was crystal clear. 
Being up amongst the mountains made me feel very small, but it also reminded me of the words to the hymn that says:

"Oh Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder 
consider all the worlds Thy hands have made. 
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder, 
Thy power throughout the universe displayed. 
Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee. 
How great Thou art, how Great Thou art."

How wonderful to know that we have a Heavenly Father who loves us so much, that we mean more to Him than the big mountains or even the towering sky. 


  1. Wow! What a gorgeous place you live in! Those snowy mountain tops and those breath-taking!

    1. You should come visit! I would love to show you around. :)

    2. My brother flew up to Alaska a couple of years ago to stay with a friend and absolutely loved it!


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