We left Anchorage on Saturday and drove the 700 miles to Haines in three, slow-paced days. The timing was perfect for the fall foliage and we couldn’t have asked for better weather – that was until we arrived in Southeast Alaska. Since we crossed the border from Canada back into the US and into the Alaska panhandle it has been pretty standard Southeast AK rain. But it is amazingly beautiful nonetheless and still my favorite part of Alaska (Mike favors South-Central.)
Just a couple of hours outside of Anchorage is the Matanuska Glacier.Here is a fact I learned in our Milepost: Originally the Alcan Highway was built for (and by) the military during WWII and when it was opened to the public in 1946 it was renamed the Alaska Highway. (The Milepost is a must-have if you are traveling to or from Alaska by car!) Copper River ValleyThis gray jay tried to steal our breakfastTrumpeter SwansLake Kathleen in the YukonThe lake was so clear I photographed this trout from the dockBald Eagles in HainesHaines, AlaskaDo you notice the rain in this photo?Tlingit Totem Pole on the Chilkoot RiverBrown BearThis must be the coolest video I have ever taken!