10 May 2013

The Long Way Home

It's Friday, I've got a new ride, and decided to take the scenic route home.


Okay, it's not exactly on my way, but I wanted to see how the new SUV handled steep grades and a bit of altitude.


This route goes from 200 feet above sea level to 3,000 in about 20 minutes.


You get a bit closer to the peaks seen from town.


A few other folks are up there, enjoying the trails, atmosphere, or scenery.


A lot of the snow has melted; the parking lot berm's only about twice the height of the Escape. It's May, after all!




7 comments:

PioneerPreppy said...

LOL Only twice as high :)

Rev. Paul said...

Sure, Preppy: it's been melting for awhile now. Heh.

armedlaughing said...

Glad to hear you could get out and get back - in style!

gfa

Rev. Paul said...

gfa, I was a bit disappointed that the road up there is now fully paved. It used to be bad asphalt, turning to bad dirt & gravel. Wanted to see how the new buggy handled that, only ... not so much. Pfooey.

Stephen said...

Nice truck, like the color...but, next time quit fooling around and get a red one.

threecollie said...

Wow, your long way home is truly an adventure!We might pass a couple of cows and an Amish buggy....

Rev. Paul said...

Thanks, Stephen. If they'd had a red one, I'd have snapped it up in a heartbeat. As is, I'll just make do. :)

threecollie, since Anchorage is built along the feet of the Chugach range, there's no place here where mountains aren't within a few miles. The widest point in Anchorage is only about 5 miles from the 3,500-ft peaks.