21 #SoAnchorage Holiday Delights: #9, in praise of going for a walk when it’s light

Here is the truest, simplest way to get a boost this time of year: go for a walk when it is light. It’s a short 5-hour window and most of us are at work during it, but as a longtime Anchorage person, I’ll tell you, a daylight walk makes you remember how beautiful and exotic this town is.  So go. Even when it’s cloudy and dusky all day like it was today. I order you to. You never know what you might run into. I promise it will be more alive than anything found at your desk.

Look here is a fat-tire biker.


And some goof-balls.


And big ol’ sky and those mountains. Man.


Ombre ice, so Pinterest.


Look, somebody decorated a tree along the trail. See, now I feel merry!


(It’s just after the mosaic bench when you’re headed toward Earthquake Park from Westchester, just in case you’re thinking about a stroll.)

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Julia O’Malley is a journalist who lives in Anchorage. She writes about culture, family, home, the environment and food in Alaska.

One thought on “21 #SoAnchorage Holiday Delights: #9, in praise of going for a walk when it’s light

  1. My oldest stayed home from preschool this morning because she was feeling a bit funky, but a bit later she was feeling better so we decided to get some fresh air and go for a walk. We made it to the decorated tree and both my girls LOVED it. Thanks for the post 🙂


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