Alaska Pictures of
Late May/Early June 2005
Mt. Healy Overlook - I took this shot by setting my
Pentax ME on a nearby rock. Mt. Healy Overlook is 1700' above
the park entrance. It's a 5mi. long trail with some steep switchbacks
along the way. It's a popular trail in the front country of Denali
National Park and a much safer place to do solo hiking than the
back country. I timed it just right and caught a train going
by in the valley below(that's another photo). That's Alaska Rt.
3 and the Nenana River in the background.
Nugget Inn - This was my digs in Nome. The place definitely
has charcter, but it's not quite as old as it looks. Well, maybe
I didn't look too closely. The rooms are a bit spartan, but I'd
stay here again, just not in Room 201 over the bar. The owner
rides his snowmobile to Nome every winter following the Iditarod
Trail 1000+ miles from Anchorage. Sunset here was 1:45am and
sunrise was 3:30am. I missed both, but I did look out the window
around 1:15 and saw the sky colored the deepest shade of purple
I've ever seen.