In Alaska, the air is dry. Any bit of moisture freezes instantly, and makes the dry trees and shrubs look Christmas-y. This was my last stop before Glenallen. A lone restaurant in a long, and otherwise lonely stretch.
These are the last of the Chugach mountains/Matanuska Glacier arms seen from the Glenn Highway. Only a few miles away lie the Wrangell Mountain National Park, where my destination was.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Okay, so one would think that if I have travelled on this road about 5-6 times before, I would know if you could see a glacier from it. But then one would be wrong. May be I was sleeping during this particular patch on my other trips, but I just came up on this glacier, and was utterly surprised. I knew there was a leg of the Matanuska glacier somewhere here, but I didn't know you could see it from the road! Or may be I did and have forgotten. In any case, here is the Matanuska glacier, as seen from the Glenn Hwy, in all its glory.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
This is the first time I've had the opportunity to stop wherever and whenever I wanted on the road from Anchorage to Gakona and take pictures. So I took advantage of it. Although at one point I had to make a conviction not to stop until and unless I see the "scenic view" road sign. Yeah that didn't last long. So anyway, these are taken on hwy 1/Glenn hwy. At one point I saw someone else taking a picture and that made for a nice frame.