united states – alaska

Alaska is the largest State in the US. Denali (Mt. McKinley) is the highest mountain on the Continent.


The Kenai Peninsula is a large peninsula extending approximitely 150 miles (240 km) into the North Pacific, southwest from the Chugach Mountains and south of Anchorage. Its name Kenai is probably derived from Kenayskaya, the Russian name for Cook Inlet, which borders the peninsula to the west


Denali is the highest mountain peak in North America, with a summit elevation of 6190 m above sea level. At some 5500 m, the base-to-peak rise is the largest of any mountain situated entirely above sea level. It is VERY rare that Denali (Mt. McKinley) can be seen under a clear sky.


Alaska without its roads would be unthinkable. At least none of the spectacular attractions could be visited or could be reached by car. The best known highways in Alaska are the Alaska Highway, the Glenn- and the John Parks Highway. The pictures shown here represent some of the roadside attractions and impressions. 


The three small coast towns I am introducing here had been of special interest to me because they are combining some of the major attractions in Alaska: the water, the mountains, close-by glaciers and – in some cases – history.