Seward to Girdwood

Friday, July 10, 2009
Girdwood, Alaska, United States
The wildflowers were blooming along road and fireweed up the mountain side—stunning views! Still a lot of haze but warm—70's in afternoon.
Stopped at Six Mile Canyon; walked to the bridge for great views.  
Alyeska Lodge is a beautiful resort.
The Tram to top of the mountain had great views of the glaciers. Turnagin Arm was visible but very hazy.
Alyeska’s Bake Shop
 had magnificent flowers in addition to the great baked goods.  
Alyeska does not have a campground; only a parking lot with no hookups. However, the wildflowers along the edge of the mountain were beautiful.  Seemed strange that there were lots of cars driving through the lot.
Before leaving Alyeska the next morning, we walked part of Winner Creek Trail (wanted to get to the hand tram that goes across the gorge), but only did about 1.5 miles then turned around when we saw fresh bear scat on path. Spent the first mile walking with a family from Girdwood—mom, daughter, two grandchildren. It was so much fun being with little kids; the four-year old would run ahead and hide in woods then scare us.
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