We drove east up the main road, toward the Chugach Mountains. We ended up driving 10 miles to what is the actual start of the Iditarod Race at the Chugach State Park (There is a "ceremonial" start in downtown Anchorage but this is the actual starting place!)
There was a nice visitors center with all kinds of information about the animals that are native to the area. They offer different activities there for all age groups all year round, including a Jr Ranger program for younger kids. Tomorrow night they have a Lantern Hike up the main trail. Unfortunately, Zach only brought his hoodie, not a heavy coat, so he wasn't really up for much outdoor exploration. (Party Pooper) But I do imagine us going up there often. (especially since I bought a Membership pass for a year) When we lived in Vernal, Utah, we found a spot outside of town, in Dinosaur National Monument that we claimed as our own special hangout place. We miss it and are eager to find a place outdoors to claim as ours as well, here. I'm hoping we just did.
|Zach freezing as I make him take a picture|
I loved the mountain in the back ground.
|The Eagle River|