The Kenai River, Captain Cooke Point and Clam Gulch

May 22nd, 2008

Next we drove back up to the Sterling Highway from Seward and followed the Kenai River out to Soldatna where bought some delicious taco supplies and headed up North to Captain Cooke State Recreation Area. The IGA where we bought the food also had a small russian food section which fascinated me, and I bought [...]

Exit Glacier Tour

May 21st, 2008

Our goal today was to tour up along the side of Exit Glacier up to the Harding Icefield, and then hopefully climb up one of the small peaks next to the glacier to get a better view. The temperature was getting up into the 60s in the day with the clear skies and high pressure [...]

Hope, the Resurrection Trail and Seward

May 20th, 2008

The old mining town of Hope on the Turnigan Arm is no longer a town. It is, however,  an interesting collection of classic Alaskan “compounds” tucked in the trees and surrounded by junk. It’s also has a nice campground. We drove past Hope up to the Resurrection trailhead and camped beside the road. We picked [...]

Eklutna Lake and Anchorage

May 19th, 2008

The Glenn Highway comes down the Matanuska Valley - famous for it’s gigantic vegetables - through Palmer and into Anchorage. We turned off the road before Anchorage to spend the night up in Chugach State Park by Eklutna Lake. It’s a reservoir, but a very scenic one. It was unspeakably nice to be finished with [...]