Friday, September 10, 2010

Driving the Glenn Highway, Part 2

September 10 in Alaska - Glenn Highway continued from part 1.

We continued on towards Palmer, and from there to head south to Anchorage. At every turn, spectacular mountains, glaciers, rivers, and lakes greeted us. As in part 1, I am going to let the photos mostly speak for themselves, although they are inadequate to show how magnificent the scenery was.

These photos are from the Sheep Mountain - Gunsight Mountain area. We found the colors as spectacular as the topography, and took a lot of pictures. We actually did see our last Dall sheep, but it was too far away to get a photo.

Ominous sky, autumn colors:

Further along, at Glacier Park, were great views of the Matanuska Glacier, flowing out of the Chugach Mountains. It forms the Matanuska River, which we followed for some time on its inevitable journey to Knik Arm.

North side of the road around Glacier Park:

Further downstream, the Matanuska River, panorama and close up:

There was a beautiful lake along the highway:

Views near the King Mountain area:

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