Day 28 (July 18) – Hike up Ptarmigan Creek

A day to explore the trail leading from our campground towards Ptarmigan Lake only 3.5 miles away. The trail started out as a beautifully constructed trail covered with gravel and lined with wooden boards following a lovely creek. At the first junction it suddenly changed into a occasionally maintained, minimally constructed trail. In the woods and brush the mosquitoes became rather annoying, but forest and views were worth it. About a half a mile short of the lake we decided to head back to camp as we had reached our limit. It was a hot day (for Alaska) so after arriving back we drove the six miles to Moose Pass to the fudge store for cold drinks and fudge.

Wild rose along Ptarmigan Creek

Wild rose along Ptarmigan Creek

Nancy at traijunction

Nancy at trail junction

Red Columbine

Red Columbine

Nancy on Ptarmigan Creek Trail

Nancy on Ptarmigan Creek Trail

View of Mountains above Ptarmigan Lake

View of Mountains above Ptarmigan Lake

Nancy enjoying coffee and cold drink at Moose Pass

Nancy enjoying coffee and cold drink at Moose Pass