Picked up some quick work in the lodge at Cooper Landing. I have learned that much of the time it is critical to weigh your opportunity cost carefully before deciding to pass or jump on a job opportunity. You don’t want to leave money on the table, especially if that money comes hand in hand with free lodging or food. At the same time you certainly don’t want to get yourself in a situation where you are a slave to the grindstone. You can do that anywhere. Your goal, ultimately, is to simply buy yourself some extra time wherever you are exploring, and offset the costs of getting in and out and enjoying yourself.
I had a two-day break and managed to maximize what I could of it by summiting Mt. Cecil and then taking a quick overnight to camp on the water in Seward. With hazy but warm and forgiving weather, I dodged a bullet by getting this in before rains returned. Sunday/Monday should see a return of some better weather, and hopefully we can get out to the falls or up to Skyline.
Photos are from the summit of Mt. Cecil and our quick overnight to Seward, AK. This is an entry originally published in 2014.