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... that joins the two major highways of Alaska, the Ric******* and the Parks, kind of in the middle between Anchorage and Fairbanks. Despite it name it is not part of the National Park. Although, with the majestic views it certainly could be. The road itself is in poor condition so few travelers attempt it. The road is slow going so its not really a short cut but it is certainly worthwhile as you can see in the photos. We spotted ...
... Way to go Mummy & Uncle !
The Matanuska Glacier report below is covered by Sooraj Karthik (5th Grader).Very nicely written Sooraj & thanks for helping with the blog.
Today we are going to the Matanuska Glacier which is the second biggest attreaction in Alaska. We started at 10:30 in the morning and drove for two and a half hours to get there. When we got there we had a delecious meal ...
... check out the historic Gakona Lodge and Trading Post, one of the original roadhouses. We then turned north on the Ric******* Highway and continued to make short stops to take photos or check out the scenery just off the road. At one point we saw perhaps two dozen red salmon in a stream. Hope we can catch some when we go fishing next week.
About five miles north of Paxson, the RV turned onto a side road which took us ...
... Junction. The campground and river where fantastic but soon I must get hip waders and a fly rod to really catch fish in fast flowing water.
Moving further south we invaded military territory, after we got the appropriate passes plus phoned in for permission to enter an artillery range; random camping is so much fun. We ended up at North Twin Lake ...
... had some lunch a Paxon and then headed onto the Hwy, this is a less traveled road, which is mostly gravel. One of the neat things is that there are heaps of little pullouts along the road where people stop and camp. It was pretty amazing views of tundra, mountains, glaciers and big sky. I didnt see any animals on this highway unfortunately.
I pull in at around mile 55 and set up a fire, cooked some dinner and settled in for the evening.
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