A few weeks ago, we did our second hike up Pillar Mountain, per Rachel’s request. Almost all of the electricity on Kodiak comes from these beautiful wind turbines, and they are all up on Pillar Mountain. We can see them from our house and drive by them every time we go to town.
Last time we hiked Pillar, the rain and fog were so thick that we couldn’t see more than 100 feet in front of us most of the way, and we heard the windmill before we saw it. We hiked the real trail up the mountain, but then hiked the road down, as my knees were aching on the way up.
We ate our picnic lunch along with some lignonberries (called low bush cranberries here) that we found on the ground. The weather was spectacular, and the views matched. What a glorious day to live in Kodiak! We had camped at Ft. Abercrombie the night before.