Sunday, January 16, 2011

View from Mt. Alyeska, Alaska

Mt. Alyeska, located in Girdwood, Alaska, amongst the Chugach Mountains is only about 70 miles south of Anchorage. And, getting there from Anchorage along the Seward Highway running alongside Turnagain Arm is also some of the most beautiful scenery you could ever imagine.

Once you arrive you will find a beautiful resort (we didn't stay there, we were waiting for our ship to come in to Whittier). We took the tram to the top of the mountain for some spectacular views. You can see from the all the green that we weren't there in winter, which was a good thing...we learned that Mt Alyeska gets, on average, 625 inches of snow each year so they should be well up to, and over their ears in snow right about now. Pretty good location for a ski resort.

The first image is overlooking Turnagain Arm, which is fed by the Cook Inlet. As you can see from the water level, the tide was out.



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