Travelling the Glenn Highway in Alaska
Our travels viewing the beautiful mountains of Alaska continued as we made our way along the Glenn Highway to Anchorage.
|Tolsona Winderness Campground|
We had a nice shady campsite at Tolsona Wilderness Campground, nestled in the trees with the Tolsona Creek only feet away. We’d been told to be prepared for lots of flies and mosquitoes on these travels but although they might be most expected here, we did not have any problems with them all summer.
We were south of the Alaska Range and travelling west but still enjoying views of mountains off in the distance. I believe these ones were part of the Chugach Mountain range, which covers a massive part of southern Alaska.
|A drunken forest|
|Calm lakeside lunch break|
We pulled over to a rest area on the side of the road, which also happened to be lakeside. The tranquille lake had several other visitors stopping for lunch, as well. This drive on Glenn Highway is a big tourist attraction due to the glaciers and the views.
The Knik River is just one of over 12,000 in Alaska but most of the others we had seen up to this point had been braided rivers with little water flowing through. It was nice to see this big river full of water as we crossed over it.