Sheep Mountain Lodge
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It was a beautiful warm and sunny morning as we headed out of Steward, back over Moose Pass, and along the lower portion of Kenai Lake until we picked up Highway 1 again. Traveling along the Turnagain Arm, we had more spectacular views of the Portage Glacier and surrounding mountain peaks, this time without all the cloud cover and dark skies of …
Today we ventured into the Glacier Bay National Park. WOW!!! We were so fortunate and was able to see two glaciers instead of the usual one. The first Glacier we visited was the John Hopkins. It was beautiful. It did not have much activity. After sitting in front ...
... The second half of the driver's nightmare is the fact that since there is such a short good weather window in Alaska, ie. Winter October-March and rainy season July-September, they are doing all of their road construction at once. Let me just say the we drove 300+ miles with intermittent gravel sections, what they call ice heaves, and full on construction with one lane roads and pilot cars. We even had a 30 minute delay because ...
... their snow-topped peaks work their way right up to the edge of the water. The glacier produced miles of chunks of ice and icebergs. We were not able to get up as close as we would have liked as the icebergs were quite formidable and presented a possible hazard to the ship.
After our busy week in Fairbanks and Denali we enjoyed relaxing on the ship and soaking up all the beauty Alaska has to offer. This ...
... it a good ways into the glacier field, not really following any visible pathway, just walking where ever I could find good footing. After about two hours, I opted to head back. I could have easily spent several hours wandering through the beautiful turquoise ice, but it was getting late and I didn't want to wander too far, since I figured it would take me a while to find my way out of it. I was indeed right- I followed a dirt crevasse down the glacier to where it ended, ...
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Charming, spacious cabins in a wonderful setting above the Matanuska Glacier fields. Friendly staff, great services, and wonderful food in their restaurant at reasonable prices.
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