Yesterday we made the drive from Denali Park to Anchorage, with a few stops. As we were in Broad Pass, the clouds started to clear from Denali (Mt. McKinley). I stopped so my friends could get some insurance shots in case it closed in again as it usually does, but when we got to the Alaska Veterans Memorial she had cleared completely. What a treat – only about 15% of visitors get to see her like this!
You can never get too much Denali on a day like that, so I stopped again at the main viewing area, which has a panel identifying all the mountains seen.
We had lunch at Mary Carey’s wonderful little lodge, which looks right onto Denali, then continued on to the Iditarod interpretive center.
The farm has 15 calves this year – they are so cute!
The older ones aren’t cute, but they are amazing animals.
Looking across the musk ox farm fields to a new house. The good life in Palmer, Alaska!
We reached Anchorage just before 5:00pm, and checked into the Historic Anchorage Hotel, one of my perennial favourites on this route.
Today we have another gorgeous day to tour Anchorage, including tide, float plane and Native culture stops.