Sheep Mountain Lodge
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- Free parking
TravelPod Member ReviewsSheep Mountain Lodge Glacier View
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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... our pipeline friend. Maybe before we leave, we will visit Valdez and see the terminus of the 800 mile journey from Prudhoe Bay.
We gas up at Glennallen for $3.79/gal and head down the road after buying some fruit from a vendor selling out of his semi. It is a good road, and it soon gets very scenic with views of the snow-capped Ghugach Mountains to our south (see video). We stop at a few places to take ...
... It looks like something like a moon landscape! then as you go on out their is less rock and more ice. The farther you go the more ice and the slippery. Also you start to see more carevises to fall into and their ends the marked trail and the "safe area".
We spent the morning viewing several glaciers, each more majestic and beautiful than the last. Amazingly, glaciers are so heavy that, as they melt, the land rises! The scenery is so huge you lose perspective and little rocks on the shore are actually bigger than a house. That makes it hard to spot animals but very did see mountain goats and a bald eagle. This is truly the trip of a lifetime. Sandy has wanted to make this trip ...
... drinks on the boat, and you had a chance to watch the calving happen. We got unlucky, and didn't see any significant calving. But even if we had, it the experience wouldn't have remotely compared to getting to play on the glacier. Also, access to this land-locked glacier cost less than a tenth of the price of the boat tour. I think we all considered this our favorite experience while in Alaska.
... mining on Crow Creek using hydraulic cannons to wash away rock and expose gold. Lunch by Bird Creek on Turnagain Arm. On thru Anchorage to Palmer and stopped at Klondike Mike's Dance Hall and Saloon, a bar that used to be owned by Bud Frohling. Drove on through the beautiful Matanuska valley with high overlooks ...