Saturday, May 25, 2013

Road to Fairbanks

5-25-13  Just a few moments before midnight of the 24th – the full golden moon pepped over the mountains……of course a picture never does the real thing justice --- but amazing and beautiful at midnight!to Fairbanks 006Enjoyed a surprise visit with John & Linda Acarregui and their son Michael before heading North to Fairbanks~300 miles.to Fairbanks 011Now before you wonder why we didn’t stop at Denali – the campgrounds and roads inside Denali are closed until June 1.  So a scenic drive it was on this sunny day with frequent peaks of Denali.to Fairbanks 021Grand view of Denali at the South view point.

to Fairbanks 030 With wetlands along the way we passed many marshes, streams, ponds, lakes – some still with ice, others thawing.  The closer to Denali there was more snow and ice.

to Fairbanks 041Broad View Pass has new views of Denali.

to Fairbanks 050There’s a lot to explore in Fairbanks!

4 comments:

Judy Luke Rinehimer said...

Love the midnight moon rise photo. Glad you got the south view of the full Mountain. Were you able to get out to the Kenai Peninsula? Will you be looping back west to tour areas that have been closed? Enjoying your blog. We went to AK with Frank & Gloria King in 2011.

Denny & Susie said...

Hope to see things missed on the return trip -- if not - guess we'll have to come again.

Denny & Susie said...

Hope to see things missed on the return trip -- if not - guess we'll have to come again.

Denny & Susie said...

Hope to see things missed on the return trip -- if not - guess we'll have to come again. Kenai after Denali