I bought the property in April 2013. It was late May before I got out there for the first time. I had high hopes on the drive out to the property. It was nice weather– sunny and warm. I took this panoramic just outside of Palmer, Alaska. Just look at that gorgeous view!
You can imagine my disappointment, then, when I got out of the truck and had to climb the snow berm to the driveway. I sunk down into the snow up to my hips. There was just so much snow!
From the driveway, there is a view of some mountains. I honestly do not know if the mountains are named, and if they are, what the name of the mountains might be. Here’s a photo of that first trip. I broke the trail up the hill, and the dogs helped get it packed down enough that we could walk up and down without sinking into the snow.
I promise, Alaska does turn green at some point during the summer– that winter was just a record-breaker. I played at the property several times over the summer– setting up a tent, clearing some trees for fire wood, and inviting family and friends up for adventures. For his birthday, my boyfriend received a fancy chain saw from his dad. I fear for my trees now!