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27 beautiful moments of summer in Anchorage, Alaska

As fall arrives, we bid a fond farewell to the wonderful Alaska summer, and all of wonderful guests that chose Creekwood Inn as their home away from home while in Anchorage. We dedicate these photos to you!

Alaska wildflowers on the Winner Creek trail in Girdwood. Note the delicate blue Forget-Me-Nots (right), Alaska’s state flower.

Not your typical Alaska scene: the Whittier tunnel. It’s 2.5 miles long, making it one of the longest in North America.

 

A family of black bears “posing” for a photo in the Turnagain Heights neighborhood in Anchorage.

 

Early season camping on Bird Ridge overlooking the Turnagain Arm, south of Anchorage.

 

Somewhere on the road on Alaska.

 

Powerline Pass, which connects Anchorage with Indian Valley via the Chugach Mountains.

 

A rainbow spectrum of rocks found at Point Woronzof on Cook Inlet in west Anchorage.

 

A floatplane on Lake Hood, the world’s busiest seaplane base.

 

Sky and clouds reflected on a marsh at Kincaid Park in Anchorage.

 

Late May hooligan fishing in Turnagain Arm. Hooligan are a variety of smelt, about 6 inches in length.

 

Kayaks at Hidden Lake near Anchorage.

 

Outdoor geology class held outside at Hatcher’s Pass for an Anchorage Waldorf school.

 

Trail running at Far North Bicentennial Park in Anchorage, a 4,000-acre park with 100-plus miles of multi-use trails.

 

Fly fishing at Campbell Creek in Anchorage.

 

Salmon fishing at Bird Creek between Anchorage and Girdwood.

 

Looking towards Anchorage on hike from Bear Valley to McHugh Peak.

 

Newborn moose in Anchorage.

 

An Arctic tern feeds its mate a small fish at Potter Marsh.

 

Outdoor park bliss in Anchorage this summer.

 

View towards downtown Anchorage from the Coastal Trail.

 

Anchorage as from seen from the Chugach mountains above.

 

Bald eagle in Anchorage.

 

Looking into the Girdwood Valley from Aleyska.

 

Alaska Railroad taking the journey from Anchorage to Seward along the Turnagain Arm.

 

A fox emerges from its “house” at the Alaska Zoo.

 

Alaska Railroad tracks at summer sunset as seen from the Seward Highway.

 

The journey back to Anchorage from Seward along Alaska Railroad’s “Coastal Classic Train”