The day after the marathon…

We woke up early and had a wonderful breakfast at the Lodge. We then drove to the northern side of the lake to catch our boat.  The Park Service runs the tour boats and there can be a rather long line to pick up your tickets.  They seemed to sell out so it is probably better to purchase them online in advance as we did.  I believe the tickets were  $28 and the tour lasted 1 hour 45 minutes.  There was an option to get dropped off at the island for the day (weather permitting).  After you pick up the tickets you must hike down a rather steep dirt road 1.1 miles.  Closed toe shoes would be highly recommended.  The hike down isn’t as difficult as the hike back up…unless it is the day after a marathon and then neither is very easy…

These little guys were running around everywhere…so cute!

Come on Kari…pose!!

Really…just an excuse to take a rest break…

Notice Kari doing the post marathon penguin walk!!

A break for climbing??

What?!  It tried to bite my butt!

Hmmm…as I must make everything a competitive event…

I took this shortcut down!!

Okay…yikes…that is where we are going!!

There’s our boat!!

Our tour guide…Ranger Studler…really!!

We saw a bald eagle & osprey.

The island…you can spend the day here…fishing…etc.

The Lodge on the top of the cliff.

We had a wonderful day on the boat and a very long drive back to Sacramento for our red eye flight home…at least we were all upgraded to First Class…

An amazing weekend!!