Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Denali and Richardson Highways


Leaving Denali National Park we drove the Denali Highway from Cantwell to Paxson.  The Denali Highway is 135 miles of mostly unpaved road connecting the Parks Highway to the Richardson Highway.  We drove it early in the morning and enjoyed the spectacular scenery, stopping in the Tangle Lakes area to make our breakfast.

Talkeetna Range to the south





Moose



Alaska Range to the north



Nenana River



 taiga



Denali Highway
(most of it is unpaved)


Mount Deborah and Hess Mountain



Susitna River bridge


Alaska Range









Clearwater Creek



Tangle Lakes Archaeological District





Moose


Eskimo Potato


At the end of the Denali Highway at the ghost town of Paxson, we turned north on the Richardson Highway toward Fairbanks and drove to Summit Lake and Gakona Glacier.  We had intended to hike to the Gakona Glacier but were very tired and instead turned back south and drove the Richardson Highway to Glennallen where we spent the evening.

Paxson






Gakona Glacier area



Gakona Gacier


near Gakona Glacier




 Caribou antlers


 Gakona Glacier and area







Eskimo Potato


Gakona Glacier



 Hairy Alpine Milk Vetch


 Icefall Peak





the road to Gulkana Glacier


 fellow explorer and photographer



 Icefall Peak


 views from the overlook on the Richardson Highway







Paxson Lake



taiga between Paxson and Glenallen








Meier's Lake

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    1. Thank you ever so much and very nice to hear from you again.

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