Alaska Spring Explosion!

by | May 4, 2021

I love the change of seasons in Alaska, spring is my favorite!!!  Every year as the leaves turn green it’s like an explosion, a spring explosion!  From the first buds, to full grown leaves only takes about two weeks!  This year, I want to see how quickly the leaves appear after the first sign of spring appears, “pussy willows”!  Fuzzy white willow catkins are a sure sign of the lighter, warmer days ahead!

On the road to Alaska Backcountry Cottages I saw pussy willows and had to stop and snap a picture!  It is fun to learn the furry buds, pussy willows, are simply a fur coat to insulate the seedling showing the first of spring!

On Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 I took pictures of the pussy willows, and even though it was exciting to see, the pictures didn’t show even a particle of their beauty!  When I got home, I purchased a couple pictures taken by professional photographers! It will be fun to see when the green appears!



What a great place! Everything you need and very well designed. Great amount of counter space 👌. The views out the front window and deck are fantastic. – Mike H.

Highly Recommended!

This place is wonderful! The view of the mountain range is excellent and the spot is secluded if your looking to wind down. Highly recommended if you are wanting to adventure in the Palmer-Wasilla area. The cottage was clean and the bed was comfortable. The owner left milk, a few eggs, coffee, oatmeal and snacks for us. It was a nice surprise. – Courtney D.

Linda Cox

With a bachelors in Social Work, Linda is 60 years old, happily married with eight children and has been living with Multiple Sclerosis since 1995. Linda’s unexpected path in life has led to her helping others choose happiness in their own realities. Linda thoroughly enjoys getting to know guests from all over the world, staying at Alaska Backcountry Cottages!