It's not like Alaska isn't wilderness - it mostly is. But most Alaskans don't live in the wild. They live on the edge of the wild in towns with schools and cable TV and stores and dentists and roller rinks sometimes. It's just like anyplace else, only with mountains and moose.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Just off the Glen Highway between Glennallen and Palmer Alaska is the Matanuska Glacier, a 27 mile long 4 mile wide river if ice that is the source of the Matanuska River. On the drive back to Minnesota this Fall, this will have to be a for sure stop and hike up to the glacier. I drove past the glacier this week on a marathon road trip from Homer to Whitehorse. Really the best and most stunning scenery on the whole Alaska Highway lies between Haines Junction in the Yukon, and Palmer Alaska. The Glen Highway in incredible.