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Uraling in Alaska: Wasilla to Seward

Along the Seward Highway
Along the Seward Highway

I left Wasilla shortly before 9:00 AM, then after losing some time taking wrong turns, finally found Alaska Highway 3 South and started to motor on down towards Seward and Homer.

Not much to report about road conditions, things were "busy" in Anchorage when I went through there but not too bad. No wildlife sighted today with the exception of birds, and apparently the moose death rate in the Kenai Peninsula (where I am now) is lower than in the Mat-Su Valley where Wasilla is; 166 to 214 killed by vehicles on the respective roadways.

The Seward Highway is really quite beautiful, gorgeous mountain scenery along it's entire length and while I had overcast skies, the mountains presented nicely in an almost monochromatic manner. Temperatures were in the low 40s, little to no wind and the predicted rain did not materialize. So, pretty good riding conditions.

I got to the city of Homer, Alaska shortly before 3:30 PM so about 6 and a half hours of riding including picture time. I didn't take a lot of pictures along the Seward Highway, light conditions (as you can see in the slideshow) were sub-optimal. Since I would be motoring up this same highway later on this week on my way back to Anchorage, I hoped the lighting will be better then.

After registering at the RV campsite and managing to get an RV spot that had electrical hookups, I set up my tent for tonight.

The sun started peeking out of the clouds soon after I finished setting up camp so I geared up again and based on the advice of the campsite owner, headed for a viewpoint he described.

The viewpoint is on the top edge of the cliffs that overlook the town of Homer, great spot for pictures. You find the junction of East Road and East Hill Road, then climb up on East Hill Road until you reach a T junction, there you go left for about 1/4 mile or so, you'll see the overlook.

It's almost 10:00 PM as I finish this posting and the sky is still bright as the sun is not due to set for another 35 minutes or so I think. It's currently still in the low 40s and it'll dip to the low 30s according to the weather guessers.

Tomorrow after breakfast somewhere in Homer proper, will probably head back on Alaska Highway 1 and retrace my route back to the junction for Seward. Hope you liked the pictures, keep your fingers crossed that the weather is good tomorrow!


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