Tag: Alaska

AKtoFL: The Chulitna River & the Alaska Range (31 May 2011)

Chulitna River and the Alaska Range Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 0134 of 7221). One final parting shot of the Chulitna River from Denali State Park. The time had come to resume… Continue Reading “AKtoFL: The Chulitna River & the Alaska Range (31 May 2011)”

AKtoFL: Denali (31 May 2011)

Denali (elevation 20,310 feet) Also known as Mt. McKinley, Denali is the highest mountain peak in North America. Denali State Park, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 0134 of 7221). A big, ole’ telephoto… Continue Reading “AKtoFL: Denali (31 May 2011)”

AKtoFL: The Alaska Range (31 May 2011)

The Alaska Range Denali State Park, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 0134 of 7221). Another shot of the distant Alaska Range — but this time with more foliage/forestry dominating the foreground frame.… Continue Reading “AKtoFL: The Alaska Range (31 May 2011)”

AKtoFL: The Chulitna River & the Alaska Range (31 May 2011)

Chulitna River and the Alaska Range Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 0134 of 7221). A wider angle of Chulitna River backdropped by Denali, Moose’s Tooth, and the Alaska Range. Looking back on my… Continue Reading “AKtoFL: The Chulitna River & the Alaska Range (31 May 2011)”

AKtoFL: The Chulitna River (31 May 2011)

Chulitna River and the Alaska Range Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 0134 of 7221). The river/glacial valleys of Alaska were always tremendously fun to explore. Such a cool, silty mixed brew of… Continue Reading “AKtoFL: The Chulitna River (31 May 2011)”

AKtoFL: Moose’s Tooth (31 May 2011)

The Moose’s Tooth of the Alaska Range Denali State Park, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 0134 of 7221). Another view of the Moose’s Tooth portion of the Alaska Range — as photographed from… Continue Reading “AKtoFL: Moose’s Tooth (31 May 2011)”

AKtoFL: Chulitna River, Denali, & the Alaska Range (31 May 2011)

Chulitna River and the Alaska Range Denali State Park, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 0134 of 7221). Panning back from the last shot, here you can see Denali over the horizon with the… Continue Reading “AKtoFL: Chulitna River, Denali, & the Alaska Range (31 May 2011)”

AKtoFL: Denali from a Distance (31 May 2011)

Denali (elevation 20,310 feet) Also known as Mt. McKinley, Denali is the highest mountain peak in North America. Denali State Park, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 0134 of 7221). Denali, also known in… Continue Reading “AKtoFL: Denali from a Distance (31 May 2011)”

AKtoFL: Moose’s Tooth from a Distance (31 May 2011)

The Moose’s Tooth of the Alaska Range A part of the Alaska Range Denali State Park, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 0134 of 7221). Looking northwest from the southern portion of Denali… Continue Reading “AKtoFL: Moose’s Tooth from a Distance (31 May 2011)”

AKtoFL: The Chulitna River & the Alaska Range (31 May 2011)

Chulitna River and the Alaska Range Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 0134 of 7221). My first significant waypoint –an area I’d hike around and explore a bit– was Denali State Park (still… Continue Reading “AKtoFL: The Chulitna River & the Alaska Range (31 May 2011)”

AKtoFL: The Canadian Tiger Swallowtail (31 May 2011)

Papilio canadensis, the Canadian tiger swallowtail Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 0103 of 7221). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. When you think of Alaskan wildlife, you probably think about bear… Continue Reading “AKtoFL: The Canadian Tiger Swallowtail (31 May 2011)”

AKtoFL: Susitna River Creek, Alaska (31 May 2011)

Susitna River creek Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 0103 of 7221). In Alaska, many of the creek systems are essentially seasonal — they exist and flow in liquid form during the warmer… Continue Reading “AKtoFL: Susitna River Creek, Alaska (31 May 2011)”

AKtoFL: Stones and Grass (31 May 2011)

Stones and grass along the edge of Wasilla Lake Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 0041 of 7221). It’s a small detail, but I miss Alaskan grass. Thin, whispy, and soft, I miss the… Continue Reading “AKtoFL: Stones and Grass (31 May 2011)”

AKtoFL: Wasilla Lake, Alaska (31 May 2011)

Wasilla Lake Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 0041 of 7221). Despite the carnage that was Governor Palin’s intellect and moral aptitude, Wasilla was, itself, a lovely little town. Though some roads and… Continue Reading “AKtoFL: Wasilla Lake, Alaska (31 May 2011)”

AKtoFL: Welcome to Wasilla, Alaska (31 May 2011)

Wasilla Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 0041 of 7221). Cutting north on the Parks Highway, I soon came to Wasilla, Alaska, home to none other than ex-Governor Sarah Palin. That entire 2008 McCain/Palin… Continue Reading “AKtoFL: Welcome to Wasilla, Alaska (31 May 2011)”

AKtoFL: The Glenn Highway, 31 May 2011

The Glenn Highway Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 20 of 7221). The journey began by heading east from Anchorage on the Glenn Highway towards Mat-Su. I decided it would be best to actually… Continue Reading “AKtoFL: The Glenn Highway, 31 May 2011”

AKtoFL: Turnagain Arm, 27 May 2011

Turnagain Arm Anchorage Borough, Alaska (27 May 2011). Four days prior to the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida. Leaving Alaska wasn’t as easy as you might think — if you know my Floridian swamprat ways. Honestly, I could’ve easily stayed in Alaska for… Continue Reading “AKtoFL: Turnagain Arm, 27 May 2011”

AKtoFL: Turnagain Arm, 27 May 2011

Turnagain Arm Anchorage Borough, Alaska (27 May 2011). Four days prior to the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida. This series will chronicle by transcontinental roadtrip across North America during the summer of 2011. I put a few miles on the Jeep (and on the… Continue Reading “AKtoFL: Turnagain Arm, 27 May 2011”