Friday, December 4, 2009

9 Weeks In Alaska - Weekend 2

Girdwood & First View of Turnagain Arm

The first weekend excursion was to Girdwood, which is about 45 miles east of Anchorage. Girdwood is a quaint little town with a post office, a couple of little restaurant/bars, and a few service businesses that support the ski lodge, Alyeska Lodge, close by.

On the way to Girdwood you have to follow the Turnagin Arm, which is an inlet that has a large tidal swing resulting in extreme low tides and what is known as mud flats. The next set of pictures are photos we caught on the way to and around Girdwood. Dall sheep frequent the mountains around the Turnagin arm, and the sky and clouds change by the second.

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