Saturday, June 4, 2011

Eagle River to Russian River USFS Campground on the Kenai Peninsula

We left Eagle River this morning after saying our goodbyes to Ian and were on our way to the Kenai Peninsula.  We traveled through Anchorage and soon the highway was beside the Turnagain Arm for several miles.  It was kind of a cloudy day for any decent photos, but here is one looking out at the water.


The Alaska Railroad is parallel to the highway at this point.


At this point, we’re on the Kenai Peninsula and crossing the Kenai River.  It’s not a very good photo with the glare off the window.


Again, there’s a little bit of glare, but this is still from the bridge crossing the Kenai River looking down at the rafters.


After getting situated in our campsite, we drove around the area.  We wanted to check out the campground we will be staying at in the middle of June for the salmon fishing.  We took a brief tour of the Cooper Landing Museum as seen in the next two photos.




Ken spotted some Dall sheep up on the hillside and finally got a chance to try out his new telescopic lens.  This first shot is with our older lens.


And this one was taken with the new lens.  Overall, we saw over 60 Dall sheep in the area between the turnoff for Quartz Creek USFS Campground and Cooper Landing.


Before heading back to the RV, we stopped at the Kenai-Russian River Ferry access point.  The ferry wasn’t in the river yet, so we didn’t get any photos of that.  From there we drove back to camp for the evening.


Tomorrow we will be driving to Kenai where we will be visiting with our niece and her family.

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