A beautiful Paxson sunrise. Photo Courtesy Scott Skaleski
A stunning sunset over Paxson. Photo Courtesy Scott Skaleski
(FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – The Denali Highway is now open from Cantwell, on the Parks Highway, to Paxson, on the Richardson Highway.
Beginning in mid-April, maintenance and operations crews with the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) removed snow, thawed culverts and completed repairs along the 135 mile road.
ADOT&PF cautions travelers that there might be delays due to ongoing maintenance activities, including bridge work at Seattle Creek, Denali Highway MP 111. Before traveling, please visit 511.Alaska.Gov, or call 511 for the latest road conditions and construction information. Seasonal weight restrictions are in effect. Updates are available here.
This ice tunnel inside Canwell Glacier continues to change over time. With the sun now shining directly inside it has become a little more photogenic but more difficult to explore. StevenMileyPhotography.com
The days are getting longer and the snow is melting. Spring is in the air. Donnelly Dome snow covered with a crescent moon hovering above. Photo Courtesy Scott Skaleski
Be careful when you explore ice caves. Canwell Glacier, south of Black Rapids.
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A ptarmigan blends in with the snow next to the entrance of an ice cave at the front of Canwell Glacier, south of Black Rapids. Photo Courtesy StevenMileyPhotography.com
Mountains tower over a moraine of Black Rapids Glacier in the afternoon sun. Photo Courtesy StevenMileyPhotography.com