June 04, 2011

Chickaloon! Chickaloon! Chickaloon!

Alaska has some pretty cool place names. One of my favourites is "Chickaloon", but in spite of what the title would this entry isn't about Chickaloon. It's about Matanuska. The Matanuska Glacier, to be precise.

I just like saying "Chickaloon". Sue me.

The Matanuska Glacier is the largest glacier accessible by car in the United States. I didn't go right up to the glacier (opting to save that for another trip, perhaps with the kids) but I stopped long enough to take a few pictures from the highway.

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To see just how accessible it is, if you look closely at the next picture you can see some vehicles and a building. There were a few homes and lots for sale in the area, so if you've ever dreamed of owning a home with a glacier out your back yard...

... near Chickaloon!

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