Category: Denali Highway

Paxson — a tale of two roadhouses

The remains of the second Paxson’s Roadhouse as it looked in early spring 2013 The tumbled-down building in the drawing, located about three miles south of Isabelle Pass along the Richardson Highway, is the...

Close up of dwarf birch at Tangle Lakes, Denali Highway

I believe this is dwarf or resin birch (betula glandulosa). Resin birch and dwarf arctic birch (betula nana) are similar and can occupy the same habitat and cross-pollinate, so identifying them can sometimes be...

Pingos along the Denali Highway

  Here are a couple of pingos we saw along the Denali Highway. I think they were at about mile 49. Pingo is an Inuit (Northern Eskimo) word meaning hill. The term was borrowed...

Denali Highway panoramas – 7-12-2013

The Denali Highway is amazing for its wide-open vistas. Here are some panoramas from my recent Denali Highway trip. About mile 17, looking north About mile 35, looking north About mile 70, looking south...

A few Denali Highway wildflowers

Here are a few photos of wildflowers I photographed along the Denali Highway last week. I’m no expert on flower identification, but I’ve given it my best shot. Alpine Arnica (Arnica alpina) – At...

Brushkana Creek cabin with a view

Saw this lovely cabin on the creek (almost in the creek) across from the campground. Last summer it was about 30 feet from the creek’s edge, but savage flooding last fall eroded the bank...