I was supposed to have my first Mountain Marathon Shakedown / Breakfast on the Mountain trip, but unfortunately the clients were a no show. Bummer for them. I figured what the heck, I'd take myself and my dog Paisley to see how all the systems worked.
The trip is designed for clients that would like a quick, early, rigorous hike up about 1000 feet to the bench then come down by 9:30... in time to make the boat trips or trip back to Anchorage. The teaser is the coffee and bagels on an overlook above town. Breakfast on the Mountain...what a concept.
It turned out to be a spectacular day....misty, a bit foggy, and cool tempertures for a quick ascension up the 'Bench Trail' of Mount Marathon. Paisley and I made it up to the Bench... Read more