|The Alaska Range
|Richardson Highway in Alaska
We could not have had a nicer day for enjoying these views. We had temperatures of 24C (76F) this day. Several locations of the road were going through construction for improvements, but overall the roads were much better than what we’d been on the previous week.
|A great lunch stop
|The Delta River in the Alaska Range
|Beautiful scenery in the Alaska Range
Alaska has over 12,000 rivers plus thousands more creeks and streams, not all of them named. We saw many of these rivers and streams on our travels but it would be impossible to see them all from the available highways. So much of Alaska is not accessible by road, much of it by water only and some by airplane. The bush pilots of Alaska would certainly be getting the best views.
|The Gulkana Glacier
|Summit Lake reflects the Alaska Range
Mt. Denali is the highest mountain in North America at 6190.5 M (20,310’) high and can be seen from many miles away. It had been named Mt. McKinley after a US president of 1897-1901 but was most commonly known as Mt. Denali, an Alaska Athabascan word meaning “the high one”. As of September 2015, this beautiful mountain is now officially named Mt. Denali.
|More glaciers in Alaska Range
There were more glaciers to be seen as we made our way south along the Richardson Highway. We stopped to fuel up at Glennallen then took Hwy #1 west to follow the Glenn Highway and spent the night at the Tolsona Wilderness Campground.