July 22-24, 2016
Anchorage, AK to Copper Center, AK
We took a drive east of Anchorage to the Matanusca Glacier Friday. I had driven past it a couple weeks ago, but that was before Marnie had arrived in Alaska. The glacier reaches down to the water's edge on a river and the ice is about 3 miles wide. Back in the last ice age, it was closer to 60 miles wide. It's so hard to imagine that.
|The black color which appears to be beside the glacier is actually frozen ice covered in silt and gravel-grit which comes down from the top of the mountains.|
|swift flowing glacier river.|
|The fog hung above the water in the river and in striations in the mountains.|
On Friday, we finally charcoal-grilled the halibut that was caught back in June. It turned out well.
On Saturday we walked around an arts and crafts fair in downtown Anchorage, had a nice supper at the Spendard Roadhouse and then I took Marnie to the airport to fly home.
On Sunday, I hit the road, heading east from Anchorage to Copper Center, AK for a couple days, staying at a Klutina Fish Camp. King salmon season ended early this year so I missed getting a chance to try and catch one. Besides, the weather has been downright awful, so it really wasn't a big deal. And it is supposed to rain for the next couple days.