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Spring paddle and ski

Early April offers lots of fun outdoor opportunities. We loaded up the touring skis and paddled out to Tonsina Creek for  a ski up the river drainage. Its one of our favorite winter tours. 

All it involves is a switch from  Xtratufs to ski boots. The frozen Rivers provide easy access to areas which would be much more challenging to visit during summer. 

It was a beautiful day to explore. We took a nice lunch and a bottle of wine. Temperatures were in the lower 30s, very comfortable especially when skiing.  

 It's a couple of miles to the end of the valley. The mountains climb steeply from the valley floor. We passed by several avalanche chutes all showing recent activity. We'll save any mountain exploring for a more bombproof avalanche day.