added in 2005 and 2006: forest mountains garden day
length, weather, etc.
added in 2001
881 feet above sea level. The trail is steep but you are rewarded
with a terrific 360 degree view and, on June 13, 2001, there was
an added bonus of thousands of wild roses, blooming.
to Thunderbird Falls
An easy hike on a wide graveled trail, two miles round trip. Take
the Eklutna Exit from the Glenn Highway (north of Anchorage, Alaska
and south of Palmer, Alaska)... (added
the green of the northern forest. Follow a virtual hike
along the trails around Matanuska Lake and Kepler Lake on June 29,
2000. Kepler-Bradley Lakes State Recreation Area is a day use area
in the Matanuska Valley about 6 miles south of Palmer, Alaska. The
trails are pleasant and the walking easy. Bring mosquito repellent.
Reed Lakes, Talkeetna Mountains (added
History - Now some of the BEST of 2000 and 2001 on one page!
Lights, Palmer, Alaska (3/31/01) & Hints on Photographing Aurora
with a Digital Camera (added
Resources for Planning
a Night Sky Party (added
Skiing the Crevasse Moraine Trail System (added
Valley Stopover for Migratory Birds (added
Drives - Portage
Lake/Glacier, the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel and Whittier
Look Outside - What
to Look For (added
Autumn Colors near Summit Lake, Talkeetna Mountains, Alaska
Weather, Star Map and Web Cam Links (added
Summer Hike to Gold Cord Lake
comes late at the 3500 foot level of Hatcher Pass
Great Gray Owl, Pine Grosbeak and Bohemian Waxwing to Winter Birds
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