Red Roof Inn Anchorage
Travel Blogs from Anchorage
... valley with tundra-like plants such as high-bush blueberries that are beginning to turn color and short spruce trees. Blueberry season has begun, popular with both Alaskans and bears. The onboard guide said that it snowed here the other day; winter is really coming on quickly.
Now we’re passing over the 912-ft Hurricane bridge (we are ~166 miles from Anchorage). It was constructed in 1921 (and, we were assured, is checked carefully after every earthquake). It ...
... Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. The guy in the shop asked me why I needed to take such a big backpack with me, saying I could leave it in their shop but those who know me well will anticipate my response - "I need the bag & take it everywhere" So he fixed a panier on the bike & off I went, going via the backpackers to change into shorts & good cycling shoes (jandels!! black & green at that as I had black shorts & green t shirt - again those who encounter me ...
... it soon dawned on us that this was our first of the Big Five - Moose (or was it Caribou). Yes, our big adventure was now definitely beginning. We spent the next half an hour by the side of the road watching Meeses munching - males, females, females with kids. And it was wonderful!! After the stress of buying a car (some would argue against the odds), we were reminded what this adventure was all about. And just 2 miles from Downtown ...
... could slide down the side of the mountain bouncing off rocks and such). .....I may be getting a bit more sane as I age :o)
.....good choice! When I got back to the car and looked up the specs on my further adventure - Blacktail Rocks, 7 miles, 2700' altitude gain, 4-6hrs). ......I'll sleep well tonight!
... Walmart ! Having located the sports and outdoors dept we skirted past one of the counters (20 plus rifles and handguns, ammo etc freely on display in case you find yourself short of milk and firearms of a morning) and grabbed a couple of tents, sleeping bags and bed mats - $70 the lot. Before we knew it we were off into the rain on Alaska Highway 1 heading through Denali national park, past Mt McKinley again – couldn’t see it this time due to rain - ...
How has this motel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed