The rain, which started on Saturday afternoon, continued through most of Monday. Late Monday afternoon we began to see some break in the clouds. The bit of blue sky got our hopes up for better weather for our travel day on Tuesday.
We took the motor home in for service Monday morning. Other than the oil change, they found nothing else which needed attention. Always glad to hear that. This morning we filled up with gas, propane, and fresh water and emptied the waste tanks. We finally got started about 9:30.
Our destination for the day was Glennallen at the junction of the Glenn Highway and Richardson Highway. I guess, all things considered, it was a pretty nice drive across the Glenn Highway. The road was in good condition, although curvy and narrow from Palmer to Sheep Mountain at mile marker 110. About a third of that first part was excellent on relatively new road with three and sometimes four lanes.
We made a stop at Pinnacle Mountain Cafe, Lodge, and RV Park to look at their collection of antique tractors. We made a couple of other stops at pullouts to admire the views. We had excellent views of Matanuska Glacier for several miles.
|Sheep Mountain Area|
Before stopping for the night, we drove south on the Richardson Highway for about 10 miles to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. This is the largest National Park in the United States. It is larger than Switzerland and has higher mountains. The St. Elias mountain range is the highest coastal range in the world.
|Portion of Valdez Trail|
Tonight we are parked at a pullout on the Richardson Highway just south of Glennallen. Tomorrow we’ll be back in Tok.
That’s it for today. Thanks for tagging along.