Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Alyeska and the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Overlooking Turnagainarm at high tide, while watching Dahl sheep along the Seward Highway.
We first spotted the sheep high up on the hills, but later found these pretty close to the road.

The Alyeska Resort is an elegant place at the base of several glaciers.  Essentially a ski resort - the tram is open year round for a trip up the mountain.  Several restaurants, access to trails, and amazing views wait at the top.
On our way up, we look down on the hotel.
 We briefly thought about taking the trail down - but this sign
discouraged us, so we had lunch at the top of the world and took the tram back down.
 On to the game farm - where we saw musk ox,
black bears,
 elk,
 brown bears,
 wood bison (due to be released to the wild in 2015),
 moose, of course,
and reindeer.
Another great day in Alaska.