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Along Anchorage-Seward Highway

Along Anchorage-Seward Highway

We were high on adrenalin from the hikes in Denali. Soon we were rolling again to our next destination - Seward. Before before that, we did have a big meal, to get over all the skimpy meals we've had in the past few days.

It was evening by the time we reached Anchorage. I, being the expert on Anchorage roads, deftly drove to an outdoor apparel store, to prepare for the second half of the trip. We set off for Seward (~2 hour journey) in overcast weather. The drive was stunning, and very different from the one to Denali. Multi-colored mountains, capped with snow, piercing through the clouds, floating in the ocean. This was too beautiful to believe. The Alaska Railroad track ran along between the mountains and the sea shore. This definitely has to be one the most scenic train rides.

As we headed into the Kenai peninsula, it started raining. It was on and off for a while, but by the time we reached Seward, it was raining hard. We had planned to camp at the base of the glacier, and the rain would not deter us. I got into the crumpled tent and put it up from the inside (weird, but possible). We then headed to the common cooking area to prepare our meal for the night. Here we met a few fellow campers (one of them was carrying a axe), who were having a drink. When chatting up with them, we came to know that there was a black bear sighting from where we were camped. Awesome. The night was uneventful, except for the rain continuously bombarding our tent.

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