Alaska 2007 travel blog

Northern Lights Campground Glennallen

Glenn Highway View

Glenn Highway View

Glenn Highway View

Glenn Highway View snow poles

Tazline Glacier

King Mountain

Moose Skelton

Muskox Farm

Muskox Farm

Muskox Farm


We left Northern Lights Campground around 7:30 heading for Palmer. It was 53 degrees and cloudy with a little drizzle.

The first part of the day we had straight roads and then lots of twisty and narrow roads. Among the beautiful sights was Knob Lake where the migration of golden eagles, gyrfalcons, kestrels and hawks can be viewed in April. We didn't see any. Slide Mountain had bent poles along the highway. These are snow poles to guide the snow plows during the winter—that has to be a lot of snow! The Chugach Mountains still had snow on their peaks.

We visited the Musk Ox Farm which is the world's only domestic musk-oxen farm. The animals are combed for the precious qiviut, which is then hand-knit by the Natives in isolated villages, aiding the Arctic economy. Qiviut is supposed to be 8 times warmer than wool. The hats and scarves were a lot like cashmere only more rugged. The price of a simple sock hat started at $150. We didn't buy an7. These shaggy ice age survivors were neat to see close up. There were five babies this spring.

Late afternoon we arrived at Palmer and did a much need grocery stop. We stayed at the Homestead RV Park in Palmer and took time to do some laundry. It is amazing how quickly time goes when you are on vacation. It is hard to find time for laundry and groceries, etc.

Photos didn't turn out like I thought they should. I think the scenes were just too much contrasts. I'll keep trying.

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