Monday, July 29, 2013

Alaska R and R

Monday blogday is upon me again, so I of course need to update you all to keep you in the loop of what is going on with me over the last week.  However, I am going to keep this one to a minimum, as, though there are many stories to tell, I am currently taking some much needed R and R after an amazing week on the Eagle Glacier, which was full of sun, friends and a lot of training.  After flying off Eagle two nights ago, we had a last hurrah of the whole crew at Kikkan’s house with some pizza and beer, the National Team girls and Astrid took off to Holly’s cabin in Hope, Alaska.  Her husband, Rob, has done a ton of work on the cabin over the last 8 months and it is astounding how fast he is putting up a house.  We are staying in their shed, which has been here for a year or so, with a bunch of mattresses upstairs and a generator for some light, though you don’t need it too much this time of year here in Alaska, and a propane camp stove.  We cooked brats over the fire last night and this morning we slept in, had a relaxed breakfast and now are heading to go fishing on the Casillov River (spelling?) with one of the APU skier’s boyfriends who has generously offered to take us for the afternoon.  So excited.  More soon.  Here are just a few pictures from the glacier with many more to come midweek when I am back to Park City and internet, but for now, I am really going to get into cabin life, R and R and the Alaskan Wilderness.  Ciao!

Astrid Jacobsen, Norwegian National Team Member and World Sprint Champion in 2007 joined us for the last 2 weeks of camp.  She has been not only an awesome addition on the ski trails but also a huge addition to the social aspect of our camp.

The glacier crew!

Sadie, Kikkan and Holly practicing their jump skills!  We had a sprint relay one day and one of the sections included a turny downhill with a jump.  It was great for practicing our comfort on skis!

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