Hatcher’s Pass Adventure

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This week we hiked in Hatcher’s Pass in the Talkeetna mountains. It is a short drive from Anchorage, but we decided to stay the night to be able to explore a bit more. There are several campgrounds in the area but we stayed at Hatcher’s Pass Lodge. They run 10 cabins and it’s definitely warmer and dryer than staying in a tent. No running water, but heaters and a warm bed with a view! On top of that it is pet friendly, so we were able to hang out in the main lodge, even in the cafeteria area!

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Hatcher’s Pass Lodge

This cabins are at ~3000 ft elevation, and it’s above the treeline. That made Mom feel very happy because she would be able to spot bears from a distance. Fortunately there was no encounter this time. Only marmots! Which if you ask me, it’s even better. With no trees to hide in, we got to sniff a lot of marmot dens. We didn’t catch any though.

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Bailey in the a marmot den.

Then we found snow. Yes, snow in July! Most of it were leftovers from the winter. We couldn’t help but do our usual snow dance. After all, we are the Snowieners 😉

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18 Responses to “Hatcher’s Pass Adventure”

  1. Susie Q

    Such a beautiful place! You guys sure look like you have some fun adventures. I’ve nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogging Award and the Liebster Award, check it out at http://doxietimes.blogspot.com/2013/07/blogging-awards.html

  2. Peppino

    That is a gorgeous place!!! Plus, it looks like you had lots of fun!!

  3. SlimDoggy (@MySlimDoggy)

    So pretty – loved seeing those cabins – and I would want to be above the treeline too.

  4. SUGAR: Golden Woofs

    Lovely scenery. SNOW??? Great shot. Happy Black n White Sunday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

    • snowieners

      Happy B&W Sunday to you too! Hey, the other day we made one if your frozen yogurt treats and the pups loved them!

  5. Jane Doiron

    Wow! What a view! Looks like a great area to explore!

  6. Pam

    Been a while since I’ve stopped by. You always have such beautiful shots – I am admittedly jealous of your scenery. I love the last shot of them mid-zoom from the snow to the grass!

  7. Coralee and Finn

    Absolutely beautiful! But snow in july…..

    • snowieners

      It was 41F up there and snowing at higher elevation! It’s Alaska after all…

  8. Gizmo

    You get to hike in the most amazing places…I absolutely love that last photo…Crossing from snow to meadow it’s just a great shot

  9. Mel

    OMD. What an awesome place to live. My dogs would LOVE this! I am jealous of your mountains and beautiful surroundings. This is heaven on earth to be sure.

    • snowieners

      Thanks! Pictures can’t really show how beautiful these places are.

  10. Becky Buckner

    Beautiful dogs – and pictures! I live in Alaska, too – Anchorage, to be exact. We recently lost our dachshund and are heartsick. I’ve looked for rescues in the state but haven’t had any luck. Do you know of a reputable breeder here or have any tips on adopting? Thanks!

    • snowieners

      Hi Becky. We live in Anchorage too! Sorry for your loss. I do have some contacts for you. Send me your e-mail address to p_mex@yahoo.es and I will send your their info.

  11. Jessica Rhae (@YDWWYW)

    Looks like spring has arrived in Alaska. I find your last photo amusing because if I ever let Chester and Gretel “off leash” I leave their leashed attached too. That was I have a chance to catch them by stepping on the leash. It’s hard to catch a short Dachshund 🙂

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