California suffering a drought, limited PTO but in possession of an airline discount coupon. The answer was a quick trip to AK. Unfortunately, I arrived at the tail end of 20 days of high pressure, sunshine and no new snow which meant most lines on the tick list had been hit . And with the weather turning no chance of fly in trip. But we made the most of limited time with fun skiing in the Talkeetna mountains and the front range of Chugach.