Mike and Jan's Wander of Alaska 2012 travel blog

Grizzly Lake



Common Loon


Great Pyrenees puupy "Sweetness"




8-4 To Grizzly Lake, Near Slana

48 Degrees, Cloudy, But No Rain

Staying At Grizzly Lake Campground

We had a nice drive this morning, moving north to drive the northern road of the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park later this afternoon. The mountains to our right were out of the clouds, and we had good views of what we didn’t see yesterday in the park. Mt Sanford is the largest peak, and it was majestic and snow-covered. Many of the mountains were covered with a fresh dusting of white powder.

We usually pick our campgrounds the night before, often with an alternate, from an Alaska campground book, but no matter how good the description we never really know what we will have until we get there. Well, plans are made to be changed, and we did not drive the park road this afternoon. Instead, we spent the afternoon around a campfire on the Shore of Grizzly Lake enjoying the view. It was too delightful a spot to waste. We watched Loons on the lake, watched a family of muskrats swimming back and forth in front of us, and played with the 12 week old Great Pyrenees puppy that belonged to the owner and kept coming to visit with us. We had dinner at the fire and a dessert of S’mores. What more can a camper ask for?

Tomorrow we will try again for the park road.

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