Hatcher Pass Lodge
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JULY 21- 28
Our side trip from Anchorage took us just north of Palmer to Hatcher Pass. Anyone planning a trip to Alaska? Don't miss Hatcher Pass!!! It is a gorgeous road that traverses the Talkeetna Mountains between Palmer and Willow/Wasilla. The icy blue waters of the Little Susitna River rush along the road beside you and lead you in. …
I thought it was time to do an entry about our camper. I know several people reading this blog are interested in that aspect - other Scotty and vintage camper owners, especially, so I'll provide some info here about our camper.
Toto II is a 15 ft. 1968 Scotty Hilander. We purchased it on Ebay a couple of years ago and drove from NC to Rochester, NY to get it. Crazy? Well, yes. But the price was really good and we had been looking for a while. It was, however, ...
... Some of the flowers tower overhead making a maze of the pathways. Inside the center a video explained that years ago immigrants were brought to this area to develop it into an agricultural mecca. The valley has a more moderate climate, plentiful rainfall and nearly 24 hours of daylight in the summer.
After a few wrong turns and a couple of misdirections from Audrey (the GPS) that led us onto ...
... was fighting WWII and War Production Board designated gold mining as nonessential to the war effort. In 1943, the mine was ordered to close. The war band was stopped in 1946, but the mine never recovered. Some of the buildings are still standing, the bunkhouses for the men, the mess hall, some family quarters and offices. The scenery to and from the mine on Hatcher Pass was worth the ...
... guide to several different animal pens. My daughter was able to feed one thru the fence, but this was nothing compared to feeding the reindeer. The Musk Ox are raised for the fur/hair. The tour was very interesting esp because this is an animal I'm not sure I knew existed prior to my trip research. They had both yarn and already made items for sale, but the items are very costly. We did however buy a tshirt, Christmas Ornament and the first of many ...
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