Monday, September 10, 2007

*Alaska's Atrocities!

A great tragedy has taken place in the lives of some of those dearest to me. My former suite-mate, Kristin Thomas, has moved to the bitter wilds of the Alaskan tundra. For some reason, she thought the scenery would be better on the other side of the United States. How silly. More commonly known as "Red Bud I", the region our dear friend has moved to will prevent her from blessing us with her presence on a regular and frequent basis. You see, it is so far removed from the beaten path that it takes a long sleigh ride followed by several hours of dog-sledding and snow-shoeing in order to get to her far-removed igloo. We have attempted one or two trips to visit her and bring her firewood, hot soup, fur parka's, and such but the snow drifts have just been atrocious lately. I believe they've been having quite frequent blizzards up in that altitude as of late. ...It's a sad tale indeed.

WE MISS YOU KRISTIN!!!!!!!

Love your former suite-mate, Christy

*The credit for the location (Alaska) of Kristin's new home goes to the genius mind of Ivan G. Marsh.

9 comments:

Kelsey said...

LOL Christy! You should move to Virginia. It's closer...sort of. :)

Caitlin said...

Aw Kristin, your companionship is dearly missed! and I do believe that this could be sung in A minor Kelsey - I would consent in this instance anyway!
Maybe you should take up ice fishing Kristin - it could be your new pastime... not that you need another time taker uper... just a suggestion ;)

Bivan said...

It is awful far I get a side ach just thinking about it...

Johonn said...

wow

Little Christen said...

Yes, I totally agree with Christy on this one. Moving all the way to Alaska, though it does possess more beautiful scenery than our humble abode, lacks 3 things... Christen 2 (You can't have a Christen 2 without a Kristin 1), a Christy (a source of energy...by the way, are you lacking electricity all the way over there?), and a Caitlin (a source of spiritual wisdom). Tennesse's just not the same without you :)

Paul said...

Hey, I'm thinking about climbing Mount Marcy (among other things) during fall break. I suspect that you, Joel, and Alex have some local knowledge concerning the best routes and camping spots. If so, could you pass it along to me? I'm making this request on your blog because I believe (hope) that you will answer more promptly than the above mentioned males.

you can email details to paul.t.howe@gmail.com

Johonn said...

btw, i think you mean latitude, not altitude... sorry couldn't resist :)

Alex said...

well, If I don't go to GYC I will probably want to do some hiking up that way myself although I don't know if it would be in the Adirondaks or the White mountains.
as far as marcy is concerned you can start at ADK loj or at Flowed lands and follow a trail map - this will also show where lean tos are located. as long as you don't go friday evening or later for a weekend you should have no problem finding one with room in it - probably even empty. - the trails are significantly better in winter (unless you go after a fresh snow) but you are required to have either snowshoes or xcountry skis with you (if you bring skis or 'traditional' snowshoes you will probably need crampons on the top as the snow blows off and leaves ice). we have done it a couple times on new years and there is always a group who hike in at night to be on top for the sunrise - something to think about anyway.

Christy: sorry this is so long and doesn't have anything to do with your post - I didn't really understand it.

TBird said...

What does Alaska and smoothies have in common? of course they are cold but is there something possible way to answer this question. I am not sure, but perhaps you do or maybe someone else does.

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