The Worm

This enormous vista was my reward for getting up to drive the remaining stretch of the Glenn Highway (to Glennallen) on less than three hours of sleep. In other words, I was the proverbial “early bird”. I stopped at a dirt lot on the side of the Richardson Highway (maybe 9 miles north of the Wrangell-St. Elias NP visitor’s center) that allowed access to a bluff overlooking the northeast part of the park. Portions of the four most prominent peaks in the Wrangell Range are visible in the photo, which really requires one to understand a little about what she or he is looking at to fully appreciate it.

"Edge of Wrangell-St. Elais" - skies light up over Mt. Drum and the rest of the Wrangells (left to right: Sanford, Drum, Wrangell, Blackburn)