Thursday, July 15, 2010
Skies and other sights along the Richardson Highway over Thompson Pass
The Milepost told us that this lake is used in the winter time for races when the ice is thick and solid. The racers are in teams, one drives a snowmobile and the other skis behind and they get going up to 80 or 90 mph! There is no limit to man's creativity for winter entertainment in Alaska.
It was just beginning to melt when we arrived during the first week of June.
Here's a little frontier-style church that is currently in use.
The door is decorated with this beautiful stained glass peacock. The interior is very rustic.
The great thing about heading south was driving out of the smoke and heat of the interior and getting back to where it was cooler in temperatures.
The mountains were still covered in snow.
We stopped to visit Washington Glacier but the path was not clear, it was still covered in snow as well. Plus it was really cold. Not to mention we had already seen many glaciers.
There was a fox just outside of the parking lot who managed to catch lunch.
Thompson Pass (2678' elevation) was socked in with clouds.
Looks cold, doesn't it?
Like winter in June, but oh so spectacular. We agreed with everyone who told us that we should see Thompson Pass, it's breathtaking.
We had planned on camping in the Blueberry Lake Campground, but guess what? The road was covered in snow so we had to resort to plan B, continue on in to Valdez (pronounced Val-deez).
Sky Watch Friday is filled with fascinating skies from around the world. Go see what's there!