December 17, 2013

AK Adventures | Driving the Glenn Highway

During our first year in Alaska we had gone back and forth about buying our own vehicle. While Steve's team supplied us with one for the time being, it wasn't the ideal vehicle for driving in winter or taking on adventures. So, in May 2012 we finally decided to stop talking and just do it. To break in the new wheels, we decided to take it for a weekend drive along the Glenn Highway.

Along the way, the Glenn Highway takes in some of the most spectacular vistas you will ever see - the Matanuska River, Matanuska Glacier, the most dramatic glacier you can see along the Alaska road system, and the surrounding towering mountain ranges. We were constantly pulling over to the side of the highway to stop and awe over the many ever-changing views. The expanse of the river, glacier and surrounding towering mountains really put into perspective how large this state is.

We ended the night at the Little Nelchina River State Campground, a campground that is no longer maintained but was a perfect spot for us to set up the tent and fall asleep to the sound of the flowing Little Nelchina River.

On the way home, we couldn't pass by the Musk Ox Farm in Palmer, AK without stopping. I don't think I need to mention my love of musk ox and connection with this place anymore than I already have on this blog.

Another great adventure in the books.

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Coming up next: Alaska Marine Highway



  1. Those Mountains!! and haha Jackass Creek ... I giggled

  2. Absolutely gorgeous!!

  3. Wow, so beautiful! I laughed at Jackass Creek :)

  4. Wow... These mountains look more like a painting than real life! I love those roads! There's one in Alaska called "Ragged Ass Road"!


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