While visiting my parent’s in Alaska a couple of weeks ago, I was finally able to accomplish a feat I had been wanting to accomplish for quite some time. My parents have a cabin inside Lake Clark National Park in Port Alsworth, Alaska. Since I was in the sixth grade this is where my family called home during the summer months.
Surrounded by a beautfiul mountain range and a gorgeous lake, Tanailan Mountain, stands alone as the majestic visual focal point in the center of the community. When I was younger I was too lazy to even consider climbing Tanalian Mountain. I have always regretted not doing so, and this summer I set out to do it. And as a bonus to make it even more special, I was able to do it with my brother, Edward, and his brother-in-law, Dave. Both men serve in the US Army and were in Alaska for their block leave. I won’t lie, I was a little intimidated to do this with two Army Rangers.
So, for me it was one more check I was able to make on my list.