When we got there everything was in full color change. You start the walk through the mossy forest of birch and cotton wood trees for about a mile; you're soon surrounded by ferns. At the end of the trail you reach the viewing platform, where you can watch the falls tumble down the rocky cliff face creating a mist at the bottom.
We strayed from the main trail on the way back. The fall color changes were just breath taking every step we took.
When we got back to the truck we decided we didn't want to go home yet. We decided to go to Eklunta Lake.
This 7 mile long lake was created by Eklutna Glacier. The water supplies a power plant and drinking water for the Municipality of Anchorage. Black Bear, Golden Eagles and Hawks are common. We heard eagles, but we didn't see any. However, we did see several Red-Necked Grebes.
We'll return next summer for camping and biking for sure. A beautiful, large and well maintained Alaska State Park. And when you leave the park, there's Rochelle's Ice Cream and Espresso. While waiting for our order we spotted Dall Sheep, but they were too far to shoot with the camera.
Ruth liked her ice cream sunday!
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P.S. I'll be out of town for the weekend. See you all next week.