My name is Karen Dorcas and Darla has asked that I post of my adventures traveling or sightseeing around Alaska because she enjoys my photography. I "love" Alaska and have been able to enjoy living here for over 45 years. My grown children (ages 42, 39, and 38) and their families with three grandchildren all live within a 140 mile radius of my home in Kenai. This summer, after recuperating and doing physical therapy for an injury the last few years, my family has been challenging me "mightily" on some of the hiking trails in the Anchorage/Palmer and the Kenai Peninsula areas (all in the SouthCentral Region of Alaska). I will be 69 years of age in August and therefore these hikes are not of the "hard" nature; though for me sometimes it has felt that way.
Just so you know, I will no doubt be posting backwards; i.e., the most current adventure. They initiated me on Mother's Day this year with a hike on Winner's Trail at Alyeska and took me along for Thunderbird, Rendevous, Eagle River Nature Area, Independence Mine, and Glacier Walks to name a few over the last three months... I ventured out with the Kenai Seniors up Russian River Falls Trail, too. So, hoping you enjoy some of these posts.
Bogenburg Butte (north face) hike was on July 17, 2016 (Sunday) and began around 4pm (lol - the hottest part of the day, I swear). And, it appeared pretty daunting to me. But, I truly wanted to do the three miles regardless. I love hiking with my children and their families. Along the hike is a section of 503 steps. The view at the top is reflected in the panorama photos. The section of steps was around 300. Altitude was approximately 2500 (according to my gps wrist tracker). Hope you enjoy.