Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Road trip to Eagle summit

Here we would like to introduce you to some more fall colors of Alaska.
When Julien was finally over his jet lag we headed to Eagle Summit and drove along the Steese Highway again. We took this road to Circle in spring too, so we wanted to see what autumn does to the beautiful landscape around the highway.
The Chatanika River runs along the road for some miles and we stopped in several spots to take some photos and enjoy the nice afternoon. In many places we also saw fish in the water, too bad the fishing lisences are here so expensive... 


The hills around the highway were still very beautiful, and in some places you could really see the forest fire areas and how birches were caputuring the space first, with yellow leaves sticking out from black background.

Then finally at the Eagle summit, we had snow!! So we saw where the winter is coming from, and it seems it's not too far. It was a nice reminder that you might not get through Alaskan winter with Converse tennis shoes... The hills were beautiful with white spots all around. And it made us realize, even though autumn is nice here, we can't wait to have winter!

We spent the night along a river and made big fire. No bears visited us, and we enjoyed some chocolate souvernirs from France, so gotta say we enjoyed our  night. Subaru was still a bit short for Julien to sleep perfectly, but for camping trips like this it works well anyway!


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