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We are staying in Dry Creek State Park, better known as mosquito haven. Today we took the car into Wrangell St. Elias National Park, the largest National Park in the country and 5 times the size of Yellowstone. This park covers 13 million acres and is therefore only accessible by ...
... that sold groceries too. As we got closer to Glennallen the Wrangell St Elias mountains came clearly into view & looked spectacular, especially as it was such a clear, sunny day.
I was surprised as we drove into Glennallen as I had expected it to be much smaller than it is, not that it is large by any means. It has 2 schools & is the supply hub of the Copper River region & has State highway maintenance & federal offices as well as RV parks, accommodation, ...
... visibility and the smell makes us cough. As we get closer to Tok the smell disappears and the air cleans up.
When we arrive in Tok we have another stop at the car wash to clean the bikes get fuel and have a bite to eat. Since it is still early we continue our ride to Glennallen.
This part of the highway is notable for the excellent views (weather permitting) of the large volcanic peaks in the Wrangell Mountains ...
... climbing up about 300 feet and then going through two muskegs - - another name for swamp! Along the way we saw evidence of moose, caribou and at the mud springs we saw what we thought were bear prints.
Driving into Glennallen to get a few groceries, we were treated to awesome views of the Wrangel Mountains, including Mount Sanford at 16,237 feet and Mount Drum at 12,010. Mount Wrangel and Mount Blackburn (14,163 and ...
... see a beaver, lodges and dam. He is excited since he grew up in the Land of Many Beaver, no joke that was the town motto for Abington, Ma.
We turn onto the Denali Hwy. We had hoped to travel the 130 miles of this road to McKinley area but the rain has not helped the dirt and gravel road. Ed just wouldn't chance this. We drove in the first 21 miles that is paved to have lunch at the Tangle Lake Inn in Paxton, AK. It overlooked the ...