|Sunday at the top of the run in a whiteout|
I am still skiing after work - barely. On Pyramid there is about a week left for the ski season, and then it will be time to move on to mountain biking and hiking. There will still be skiing in the high country, but convenient and quick 'after work skiing' will be done.
I took the first three photos below about 10 days ago (June 8th), and if you look at the bottom 4 taken yesterday (June 18th) you see how dramatically Kodiak has greened up. There is a reason they call Kodiak the 'Emerald Isle'. But 'peak green' does not last all that long - only for a month or so. By late July the Pushki is blooming and starting to yellow and die, and then the fireweed explodes. The hillsides lose the super saturated green of late June and early July. In August the hillsides are a sort of dusty green at best.
So when the sun comes out - enjoy the peak green!
|Finishing a run in the blooming swamp violets|
|I took this one over a week ago, and since then everything has grown about a foot taller!|
|Campare this picture to the ones above from a week and a half ago|
|It has gotten GREEN down low in the last week|
|Yesterday at the top of the run|
|Only about 3-400 vertical patch of unbroken snow left|