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Old 04-05-2013, 07:42 AM   #5
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Picture of the road to Hatcher Pass taken from the front of the old Mother Load NU this is for you




Anyway after seeing how Hatcher Pas was doing with the spring thaw I decided to check out the Willow side. I knew I couldn't get that far up the road but decided life is an adventure so I left about 2:00 PM.

Roads are clear all the way to Willow and I would guess all the way to Fairbanks. We're supposed to get some snow the next couple of days but it won't last long

I can't get over what you see with your eyes is so hard to capture with a camera

Denali from Willow







Let the adventure begin














I went up the road to the parking lot by the access to Purchase Creek. The road started to become pretty well glaciated for the newer Alaskans its when the adjacent creek or river rise over the road level and freezes when it snows it doesn't make any difference but when the thaw comes its pretty bad.




I tried to push thru to get to the Last Chance Coffee Shop, but stopped just shy of making it (no cell coverage, to traffic on road)

Some of the following pictures are coming and going



Ham Shot








The parking by Purchase Creek access I drove in there got nervous ice was gouged up pretty good



I at first drove in the parking lot to get a picture of this bridge



Moving along







The way out, lot of runoff






Coming back to the Valley






Pioneer Peak From just before Houston going to Wasilla

Thats all I got for now

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