This trip was taken over Memorial Day Weekend 2017. We picked Delta Junction. This is an area close to Ft. Greely Army base and about 100 miles south of Fairbanks. There are a few really good camping areas and if you want some good old fashioned mud bogging for your Jeep, ATV or UTV there is even a Mud Rally held every year at this time. There are a lot of great activities and many friendly people to meet. Just pack for the conditions, meaning pack both winter and summer gear as this time of year the weather can go from 70 deg's to snow in the same day.
Below are the pictures we took of our journey and the 4wheeling adventures we had.
May 25, 2017 -These pictures are of the road leading to Delta Junction as you venture north from Palmer, Alaska
As you can see we encountered some snow.
We set up camp and hit the trail. A lot less snow at the final destination yet not exactly warm at 45 deg's and the wind was blowing, but in true Alaskan style we set up camp, pulled on our t-shirts and sweatshirts and headed out to see the trails. The views are amazing and with the wind and cooler temperatures the skies are crisp which makes for better distance views of the surrounding mountains.
This cabin happened to be right on the lake and there was a canoe
Below are some pictures of other areas around our camp area we explored.
|Here is a beaver pond. There are many of these scattered all over Alaska|
|If you're lucky you can even find a matching moose shed.|
|This is actually a Mining claim marker. It will tell you the location of the active mining claim, when it was founded and who owns it along with what the mine was named.|
|This is what we call a "dead glacier" It is the remnants of an old glacier bed that has only silt remaining. You can still see portions of the live glacier and glacier lakes in the below pictures.|
|This is the Trans-Alaskan Pipeline. It spans an impressive 800 miles from Prudhoe Bay Alaska, which is above the Arctic Circle all the way to Valdez, Alaska. The oil is then transported by tanker to Oil Refineries in Washington State and California, just to name a few.|
I hope you enjoyed the pictures. Come see us sometime.