Alaska

This is an illustrated trip report with thirty-one Ektachrome slide photos from a trip in 2000. They are mostly scenic, but there are some wildlife and plant photos that have scenic value.

Introduction
Introduction
Map of route from Anchorage to the Tangle River Inn to Denali National Park and back to Anchorage
Map of route from Anchorage to the Tangle River Inn to Denali National Park and back to Anchorage
Long Lake There was a park here where we stopped to eat lunch on June 23, our first full day in Alaska. It was along the Glenn Highway on the way from Anchorage to...
Long Lake
There was a park here where we stopped to eat lunch on June 23, our first full day in Alaska. It was along the Glenn Highway on the way from Anchorage to…
Matanuska Valley This photo, also taken from the Glenn Highway, shows the Matanuska Valley with its river and glacier and the surrounding mountains. The Matanuska Valley is one...
Matanuska Valley
This photo, also taken from the Glenn Highway, shows the Matanuska Valley with its river and glacier and the surrounding mountains. The Matanuska Valley is one…
Road Back to Anchorage This photo was taken from almost the same spot as the Matanuska photo. However, it was looking back along the Glenn Highway towards Anchorage.
Road Back to Anchorage
This photo was taken from almost the same spot as the Matanuska photo. However, it was looking back along the Glenn Highway towards Anchorage.
Gypsum Rocks This scene along the Glenn Highway is confusingly called Gypsum Rocks. Gypsum is a white or colorless mineral made of calcium sulfate. The color here is due to...
Gypsum Rocks
This scene along the Glenn Highway is confusingly called Gypsum Rocks. Gypsum is a white or colorless mineral made of calcium sulfate. The color here is due…
Glennallen and Mt. St. Elias This photo shows Mt. St. Elias from the town of Glennallen (population 500). We stopped here to get gas before leaving the paved road. It was the last...
Glennallen and Mt. St. Elias
This photo shows Mt. St. Elias from the town of Glennallen (population 500). We stopped here to get gas before leaving the paved road. It was the last…
Alaska Range This was our first glimpse of the Alaska Range seen across treeless tundra at the beginning of the Denali Highway. Although it was late June, there were patches...
Alaska Range
This was our first glimpse of the Alaska Range seen across treeless tundra at the beginning of the Denali Highway. Although it was late June, there were…
Scene at Tangle River Inn This nameless mountain and lake were across the Denali Highway from our headquarters at the Tangle River Inn. It was 6:30 AM, and there was no wind to disturb...
Scene at Tangle River Inn
This nameless mountain and lake were across the Denali Highway from our headquarters at the Tangle River Inn. It was 6:30 AM, and there was no wind to disturb…
Cow Moose with Calf This cow moose and calf were seen from the Denali Highway not far from the Tangle River Inn. Since this was a telephoto shot, they were farther away than they...
Cow Moose with Calf
This cow moose and calf were seen from the Denali Highway not far from the Tangle River Inn. Since this was a telephoto shot, they were farther away than they…
Cow Moose We saw this second cow moose browsing in an alder thicket only a few minutes after the first one. This one also had a calf, but it was hidden from view. We saw...
Cow Moose
We saw this second cow moose browsing in an alder thicket only a few minutes after the first one. This one also had a calf, but it was hidden from view. We…
Arctic Ground Squirrel This photo was taken along the Denali Highway from one of the vans. This is the largest North American ground squirrel. It is a favorite prey of foxes, wolves,...
Arctic Ground Squirrel
This photo was taken along the Denali Highway from one of the vans. This is the largest North American ground squirrel. It is a favorite prey of foxes,…
Grizzly Bear We saw this very pale grizzly during the six hour bus ride from the entrance of Denali National Park to our lodgings at the Kantishna Road House. The park is...
Grizzly Bear
We saw this very pale grizzly during the six hour bus ride from the entrance of Denali National Park to our lodgings at the Kantishna Road House. The park is…
Polychrome Pass This photo was taken by evening light at an observation area on the drive into Denali National Park. You can see the road we came over. It was just an unpaved...
Polychrome Pass
This photo was taken by evening light at an observation area on the drive into Denali National Park. You can see the road we came over. It was just an unpaved…
Mount McKinley as seen from Quigley Ridge Ater a midnight walk at Mirror Lake during which we saw a cow moose and calf drink from the lake, on our first and only full day in Denali, a very small number...
Mount McKinley as seen from Quigley Ridge
Ater a midnight walk at Mirror Lake during which we saw a cow moose and calf drink from the lake, on our first and only full day in Denali, a very small number…
King of the Ridge This hoary marmot was one of the denizens of Quigley Ridge. It is closely related to the woodchuck but somewhat larger. They are found only at high altitudes...
King of the Ridge
This hoary marmot was one of the denizens of Quigley Ridge. It is closely related to the woodchuck but somewhat larger. They are found only at high altitudes…
Hoary Marmot Pair Hoary marmots are social animals. These two were nuzzling each other moments before I took this picture. A third animal was visible at the same time. After...
Hoary Marmot Pair
Hoary marmots are social animals. These two were nuzzling each other moments before I took this picture. A third animal was visible at the same time. After…
Mt. McKinley This photo reminds me of an aerial photo. Actually, it was made from the Eilson Visitor Center with a telephoto lens as we drove out of Denali National Park.
Mt. McKinley
This photo reminds me of an aerial photo. Actually, it was made from the Eilson Visitor Center with a telephoto lens as we drove out of Denali National Park.
Barren Ground Caribou We saw many caribous at Denali, but this female, photographed from the bus during the ride out of the park, was definitely the closest and most photogenic. The...
Barren Ground Caribou
We saw many caribous at Denali, but this female, photographed from the bus during the ride out of the park, was definitely the closest and most photogenic. …
Anchorage to Seward Map This map shows the route for the 2nd loop of our trip from Anchorage to Seward, Resurrection Bay, and back to Anchorage.
Anchorage to Seward Map
This map shows the route for the 2nd loop of our trip from Anchorage to Seward, Resurrection Bay, and back to Anchorage.