Finally got some sunshine and blue skies for a couple hours today, and I was able to get some clear shots of Mt. Edgecumbe, a dormant volcano/island visible from Mary's kitchen table when it's not shrouded in clouds. All the tall peaks are now snow-capped--and Sitka proper is supposed to get some white stuff this week. Yay!
Apparently the Forest Service spent over a million dollars creating a new 7-mile trail up Mt. Edgecumbe in 2003--and since then, it's gotten very little use, largely due to the fact that the trailhead is only accessible by boat. And to think the Forest Service could've saved themselves a whole lotta money and had SCA-ers build the trail for $12 per person per day!
Anyway, just thought I'd share a couple more pictures. I think they look not-quite-real!