Tuesday, July 28

Shaken Not Stirred

The van did a little shaking this afternoon - earthquake! Need to wait and see what magnitude is reported but it was interesting for about 15 seconds or so. Don was out walking at the time and felt nothing - maybe the vans suspension magnifies the quakes effect?

After picking Don up at the Anchorage airport we drove a few miles to Eagle River and got settled into the campground at two in the morning - first time we've actually been up when its been dark since arriving in Alaska. This morning we hit the backroads and headed to Hatcher Pass in the Talkeetna Mountains. Back in the early 1900s the area had several very productive gold mines - today it's a major recreational area managed by the state. It rained for most of the day but the views were still impressive.

Thunderbird Falls near Eagle River
Summit Lake at Hatcher Pass (3,886 feet)