Snowshoe Motel Fine Art and Gifts
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... in Alaska we have seen the Black Spruce trees covering the landscape in many areas. These trees are stunted and often leaning over due to their short roots, and look like a forest of jagged sticks poking up all over. In fact, the geographic term Taiga that describes these areas means "little sticks." But before we knew what they were, Shane and I endearingly referred to them "Dr. Seuss trees" because they do indeed look like a Seuss creation. Bent, ...
... 140.00 round trip for the two of us sans any vehicle, and we both felt that it wasn't worth the ferry rate for us to do it. Besides, we were already in love with Haines! We found the gorgeous campground - Chilkoot Lake State Recreation Area - that we wanted to set up in. The ride on Doc out to the campground was just breathtaking in every way. Riding along the Lynn Canal, the Chilkat Inlet, the Lukat Inlet, to the narrow rapids full of fly fisherman and a ...
Dease Lake layover
unplanned but necessary
lost in transmission
wild open spaces
sans Walmart and MacDonalds
best deals out of town
salmon hatch then leave
returning once to spawn
then exhausted, die
Alaskan black spruce
bent trunks and twisted branches
sea lions hunger
heads shaking teeth-clenched salmon
the bears ...
... well as the Beaver Creek area that we had hoped to hike in and then camp out at, but it was showing rain and snow showers, so we decided that we may as well go ahead and try to get to Alaska tonight. We saw NO animals at all today, although the scenery was the most diverse and spectacular that we’ve seen so far. I can only imagine how phenomenal it would have been had the weather been clear and sunny! Joe ...
... and residents that stopped in for few beers or a few years. Taking our time, we enjoyed the eclectic items stapled, nailed and tied to the walls and rafters. Coming out we visited with the resident chicken, petted the dog and left the bus loads of tourists behind. On to Tok.
Tok (rhymes with coke) sits at the crossroads of the Denali Highway and the Alaskan Highway, it is an oasis for travelers coming down each with rv parks, gas stations and car washes. We decide to stay at ...