Mar 3, 2013
Another Beautiful Winter Day in Alaska at Matanuska Lake
But now that it's early March our thoughts turn to spring and then hopefully summer. The weather this weekend quickened those thoughts even more. It was gloriously sunny and warm.
geocaching. The caches we were after are on the far side of Matanuska Lake. There's a trail that takes you around the lake, but since there's 5 feet of solid ice on the lake, it's easier to cut just straight across.
Matanuska Lake State Recreation Area which contains 349 acres and multiple lakes. The lakes are located in depressions (old glacial crevasses) in between moraine ridges (eskers) formed by glaciers 30,000 years ago. The trails connect to the rest of the MatSu Greenbelt with over 30 miles of trails.
Chugach Range. Most prominent at 6,400 feet is Pioneer Peak.