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.
An amazing weekend!!