Matt Merkel 947
Orlando, FL
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Toklat River Contact Station, Denali Borough, AlaskaToklat River Contact StationDenali Borough, AlaskaWildflowers blooming in the Toklat River valley of Denali National Park. No trails here, but you can hike the Tokalt riverbed for miles. #TakeAHikeEielson Visitor Center, Denali Borough, AlaskaEielson Visitor CenterDenali Borough, AlaskaTrails you can hike from here include the Tundra Loop trail and the Eielson Alpine trail. #TakeAHikeExit Glacier, Kenai Peninsula Borough, AlaskaExit GlacierKenai Peninsula Borough, AlaskaThe view from Exit Glacier, the only place in Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska you can access by car. The hike is not long, but to get to the...Chiswell Islands, Kenai Peninsula Borough, AlaskaChiswell IslandsKenai Peninsula Borough, AlaskaThis fin whale was just laying in the water, lazily waving and slapping his fin on the surface of the water. Made for a great show.Chiswell Islands, Kenai Peninsula Borough, AlaskaChiswell IslandsKenai Peninsula Borough, AlaskaPuffins, cormorants, bald eagles, whales, sea lions and other wildlife are found in abundance around these fog-shrouded islands. Take the tour –...Kenai Fjords National Park, Kenai Peninsula Borough, AlaskaKenai Fjords National ParkKenai Peninsula Borough, AlaskaFog encased the Chiswell Islands as we passed by on our way back into port.Kantishna Roadhouse, Denali Borough, AlaskaKantishna RoadhouseDenali Borough, AlaskaLots of cool, old structures at the end of the road in Kantishna.Holgate Glacier, Kenai Peninsula Borough, AlaskaHolgate GlacierKenai Peninsula Borough, AlaskaHolgate Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park.Virgin Creek Falls Entrance, Anchorage, AlaskaVirgin Creek Falls EntranceAnchorage, AlaskaI really wanted to hike the Winner Creek Trail while staying at the Alyeska ski resort just south of Anchorage, but time was limited. The concierge...Talkeetna, AlaskaTalkeetnaAlaskaSomewhere near Talkeetna, along the Alaska Railroad we passed these vintage old rail cars.Denali National Park and Preserve, Denali, AlaskaDenali National Park and PreserveDenali, AlaskaThe peaks of Denali are visible just above the clouds – the South Peak (20,310 ft. above sea level) is almost centered in the photo, the North Peak...Savage River Campground, Denali, AlaskaSavage River CampgroundDenali, AlaskaOne of our first stops on the 93-mile long road to Kantishna in Denali National Park.McKinley Park, AlaskaMcKinley ParkAlaskaThe Alaska Railroad from Anchorage to Denali is full of dramatic vistas and scenery.Seward, AlaskaSewardAlaskaCruise ship departing Seward in Resurrection Bay.Kenai Fjords Tours, Seward, AlaskaKenai Fjords ToursSeward, AlaskaIf you ever up get this way, be sure to take one of the boat tours of Kenai Fjords National Park. It's an incredible experience. Of course, the...Chinooks Restaurant, Seward, AlaskaChinooks RestaurantSeward, AlaskaExcellent fresh seafood. Even better view!Kenai Lake, Cooper Landing, AlaskaKenai LakeCooper Landing, AlaskaCooper Landing, Alaska sits on the Kenai River, which feeds Kenai Lake. It's a popular destination for fishermen and nature lovers. I would've...College Fiord, Valdez-Cordova Census Area, AlaskaCollege FiordValdez-Cordova Census Area, AlaskaWe took the 26-glacier day cruise out of Whittier and saw plenty of sea otters and calving glaciers. Awesome experience!Hotel Alyeska, Anchorage, AlaskaHotel AlyeskaAnchorage, AlaskaAlyeska ski resort has plenty to do in summer. You can hike, rent mountain bikes and ride down the slope trails. I wanted ti hike the Winner Creek...Seven Glaciers Restaurant, Anchorage, AlaskaSeven Glaciers RestaurantAnchorage, AlaskaThe view from Seven Glaciers restaurant, atop the mountain at Alyeska Ski Resort.
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