May through November are the recommended best months to hike the Butte. Even though it receives sunlight in April, there can still be snow.
The most intriguing thing is that no matter the obstacles, harsh conditions, adverse weather or natural disasters, life always seems to find a way.
I later learned that Caribou Creek itself has a waterfall at about Mile 5 that blocks hikers, skiers and bikers. Obviously, ice climbers did not an obstacle
The sun was bright and warm on March 22 of this year as I hiked along a 20-inch-wide, snow-packed trail toward Byron Glacier.
While in knee-rehabilitation mode throughout February and March, I know of many others taking advantage of this incredible stretch of clear weather.
If your passion is the outdoors, you feel compelled to get out there often, and go as far as possible, because the time to do this is obviously limited.
Once on the bare ground, it was an easy ascent to the ridge at about 3,800 feet, where we worked around drifted snow to find a nice lunch spot.
Out in Talkeetna, moose nuggets have been elevated to an almost spiritual status with the Annual Moose Dropping Festival.
At four weeks after knee joint replacement surgery, I am sitting on a log on the north shore of Eklutna Lake, eating and basking in the March sunshine.
In all three books, Streever delves deeply into the natural world with the sophisticated acumen of a biologist, yet with the wonder and curiosity of a child