Road to Seward


July 2006


The next leg of our trip took us 127 miles from Anchorage to the Kenai Peninsula.  On the way we were enthralled with the mountain vistas at every turn.  After our difficulty finding parking at Talkeetna, we were hesitant to take the 4-mile spur road into Girdwood.  A stop at the visitor center at the turnoff allayed our fears and we drove to the Alyeska Prince Hotel where we found ample parking.  Then we took the tram up the side of the mountain for a great photo op.  A little farther down the road we stopped at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, a drive-through park featuring bears, caribou, moose, musk-oxen, bison, elk and eagles and owls.  The center is dedicated to the rehabilitation of orphaned and injured animals.  The animals are used to people, so we were able to get some great shots from fairly close. 

Click on each thumbnail to see larger picture.