Alaska's Winter Horizon

Alaska's Winter Horizon

Friday, March 12, 2010

Friday, March 12th

Who's bright idea was it to walk 7 blocks in 12 degree weather to get gumbo? Man, that's cold. So to make up for the frigid temps, we ordered a shrimp po' boy sandwich also. We shared a super large bowl of Kitchen Sink Gumbo at the Gumbo House. It was really good, filled with chicken, oysters, and shrimp. Needing sustenance for the cold walk home, we then split a yummy shrimp po' boy sandwich. The meal was really good.

These pictures were taken from our hotel room. It is still unbelievable to look out and see those breath-taking mountains. These are the Chugach Mountains which are namesake of the Chugach State Park. Bordering the state park is the Chugach National Forest. The forest is the second largest national forest in the United States. It also the most northerly national forest. It is the size of the state of New Hampshire. The Chugach is one of the most diverse of the national forests. It features mountains, glaciers, glacial rivers, fjords, and even wetlands. About 33% is exposed rock and ice. People are thought to have lived here for at least 10,000 years. Amazing area.

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