|Anchor Point, Alaska
|Mt. Iliamna, Alaska
This incredible view was across a field with access from a pull-out on the highway. We were among others who stopped to get photos and enjoy the sight of Mt. Iliamna of the Pacific Ring of Fire across the Cook Inlet. The fireweed is found all over this northern countryside adding great color. See more of the Pacific Ring of Fire on a previous page by clicking on here.
|Russian Orthodox Church
|American Legion Cemetery
|Caribou and moose antlers
|Two Rusty Ravens Gift Store
|Russian River Ferry
The first ferry for the Russian River was a rowboat in the 1930s and the office looks like it may have been built back then, too. By 1950 the ferry was on a cable system to carry fishermen across the river to the south side and good salmon fishing. This ferry still gives access to the Kenai and Russian Rivers and costs $10.25 round trip for the one minute crossing. The area attracts 150,000 fishing visitors every summer but the fish also attract the bears so one must always be on alert for them.
|Gulls enjoying fish in Russian River
There was a small RV park at the ferry landing but no space available so we were given permission to stay in the parking lot overnight. This was not the first or only time we parked our RV’s in a parking lot! We spent some time watching the doll sheep on the mountain behind us, too far away for photos, but there were about 60 sheep spotted up there. We also had a nice visit from a game warden who was able to tell us interesting stories about the area. Another great day of our northern adventure!