Hatcher Pass is one of my favorite places in Alaska and it's less than a 30 minute drive away.
We decided to go for a drive and see the whole thing, as we weren't able to last year. Hatcher Pass is one of several areas that is not maintained through the winter, so big gates close a large portion of the road from about October through early June each year. It felt like we were driving straight into the clouds as we headed up the mountain!
We hoped to find some blueberry patches so we'd know where to look when they're ripe in a few weeks, but no such luck. The wildflowers were almost as fun!
Willow seemed to like the scenery, and enjoyed her mid-afternoon drink of fresh mountain water.
This is Summit Lake, aptly named as it is at the top of the pass. Beautiful green waters, as seems to be the case everywhere in Alaska!
I can't wait until the blueberries are ripe and we get to head back - from what I hear, we'll be collecting more blueberries than we'll know what to do with! Sounds like more jam to me!