The Dirty Kind of Clean

Rachel and Lauren in beautiful downtow(n) Talkeetna! This was after three days of camping so don't judge us too harshly.

Rachel and Lauren in beautiful downtow(n) Talkeetna!
This was after three days of camping so don’t judge us too harshly.

Lauren and I just got back from a three day camping trip. We spent Sunday night in the Nancy Lakes area (camping next to South Rolly Lake), and then Monday night up north in Talkeetna. this involved a lot of driving, and a lot of getting dirtier and dirtier. We’d attempt to get clean when possible – for instance, using hand sanitizer – but we knew this was mostly pretend. We were the.. dirty kind of clean.

Lauren creates fire at South Rolly.

Lauren creates fire at South Rolly.

 

Showers this evening back in the unit at Anchorage felt AMAZING, but they’re not likely to last. Tomorrow we set out for the Kenai Peninsula. This camping trip will go until Saturday as we made a deal with Dr. Heins to pick up the traps he will throw in Tern Lake on Friday. Ought to be fun shotgunning two camping trips in a row!

As we are a bit wiped out from sleeping outside and would like to crawl into bed soon, this post will be rather picture heavy. Hopefully there will be more detaile d entries about the Kenai when we return this weekend. Until then, hope everyone in the lower 48 is doing well. The weather in Alaska has turned beautiful again, and there’s nowhere I’d rather be…

 

A brightly colored male stickleback pulled from Lynne Lake

A brightly colored male stickleback pulled from Lynne Lake


 
Our campsite at South Rolly. Lauren has a hammock-tent that was interesting to try and figure out. She set it up a little more successfully when we got to Talkeetna. I was smart and decided to sleep in the tent. Haha.

Our campsite at South Rolly. Lauren has a hammock-tent that was interesting to try and figure out. She set it up a little more successfully when we got to Talkeetna. I was smart and decided to sleep in the tent. Haha.


 
Lauren contemplates the "beach" in Talkeetna.

Lauren contemplates the “beach” in Talkeetna.


 
A very Alaskan bus parked in downtown Talkeetna. Zero to sixty in ten minutes!

A very Alaskan bus parked in downtown Talkeetna. Zero to sixty in ten minutes!

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