Friday, October 22, 2010

Ode to Near Point

Near point.. Just a bump in the front range, so easy to be overlooked by it's much higher siblings with sweeping alpine ridgelines. Near Point holds such high importance to us east Anchorage folk. Often just a gateway to longer adventures, sometimes a destination on it's own. Seeing it out my window beaconing every day...

When you just need to gain perspective, it's easy, drive 10 minutes, hike 25... or run up from Basher.

Or sometimes it looks like this...

Back to that gateway thing. Sometimes Near point is the stepping stone for extended front rage romps.
Off it's back side you can launch up Wolverine, Tikishla, Temptation, Crow Pass or the Canadian border...
But sometimes. Just Near Point itself is enough.
So thank you Near Point (Near Bump) for the 20 or 30 mountain therapy sessions this year. I've lost count...

2 comments:

wfinley said...

Well said. I feel the same way about Flattop... 3-4 days a week from June through October for many years past and hopefully many more to come!

Adam said...

Sometimes when you post these pictures, I suspect you have one of the happiest dogs in the world :)