Eye Candy From the Far North

By DONNA HULL

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On the Glenn Highway between Tok and Palmer, Alaska. Photo by DonnaHull.

Scenery, scenery, scenery—that’s been the buzzword for Week Three of our Alaska Highway road trip. And, actually, very little of the journey has been on the Alaska Highway proper. Instead, Alan and I traveled the Klondike Highway from Whitehorse to Dawson City in the Yukon Territory for a lesson in gold rush history. Then it was an adventuresome drive on the dirt and gravel Top of the World Highway back into Alaska with the scenery becoming more impressive at every turn. But the scenery on the Glenn Highway from Tok to Palmer topped it all.

From glaciers to fall colors, the Glenn Highway is one eye-popping scene after another. Fall weather in Alaska is iffy when it comes to sun and blue skies. On our drive down the Glenn, we lucked out. What do you think of this fall scene?

Week Four will be the final one for this road trip. Alan and I will be cruising down the Inside Passage of Alaska and Canada on an Alaska Marine Highway ferry. Will we finally snap a photo of a whale breach? Check back next week to find out.

In case you missed the first 2 weeks of our Alaska Highway road trip, check out week 1: Prince Rupert Ferry Ride and Week 2: Watching a Grizzly Eat Breakfast.

 See the entire Boomer’s In MissoulaArchive.

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Donna L. Hull writes about active travel for baby boomers at My Itchy Travel Feet, The Baby Boomer’s Guide to Travel. She is also the author of My Itchy Travel Feet, Breathtaking Adventure Vacation Ideas, available at Amazon Kindle, Nook and iTunes.  See all of Donna Hull’sblogs.

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