Day 33

Day 33, 7/1/15, Wednesday

Weather:  Partially cloudy all day.  Temperatures ranged from the high 50s to the low 60s.

We were back on the road by 10 am and continued west.  Most of our driving since we turned north in Montana has been through mountains and possibly one third has been on relatively level roads.  Although the mountains present beautiful scenery they also present some challenging and tedious driving.  Because of this we take the opportunity to stop at scenic overlooks and pullovers.  The count of photos that have been taken are several thousand.  Thank goodness for digital cameras.

At one point in the travel today, we came upon Nelchina Glacier in the Chugach Mountains.  It winds downward through a cleft in the mountains.  This was the first of its kind that we have seen.  We did food shopping in Palmer and then stopped at Mirror Lake Park for dinner.

We ended our day’s travel at a camping area in Eagle River on the outskirts of Anchorage (N 61° 18’ 36”  W 149° 32’ 02”, elevation 548 ft.).  Tomorrow we will venture into Anchorage to find the visitor center and acquaint ourselves with the locations of the points of interest.

G & P

Downhill S Curves
Downhill S Curves
Nelchina Glacier
Nelchina Glacier

 

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