Blog 292 Lowell point


Current news – We dodged winter storm “Titan” although the bike had a dusting of snow on it in the morning, we then retraced our steps back to the Grand canyon for an enjoyable couple of days. After going back through Flagstaff once more we are now heading to Walnut canyon before resuming our journey south toward Mexico. Our next instalment in the blog world is just a photo fest we hope you enjoy Lowell point in Seward, Alaska as much as we did.

Blog 292 Lowell point

A couple of local lads came over to have a look at the bike the next morning, we got chatting for a while and after telling them our story they gave us a few good tips for places to visit.

road down to the spit

road down to the spit

One of them was Lowell Point which was just down the road from the campsite although we had no idea it was there. Our instructions were to ride to the end of the road then turn behind the cannery (our noses found that) where there was a dirt road which runs out on a spit. Then there was a car park and from there we had to hike through a forest over a couple of rivers and eventually out onto a beach which they promised us was worth the walk.

Indeed it was, the forest itself was quite magical.

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Moss hung from every tree branch in thick fronds and it looked like a scene from Lord of the Rings or some fairytale.

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We walked up many dry river beds with huge boulders lining the bottom. There had been a recent flash flood and sometimes the difference between the river and the path was not that obvious.

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The flowing rivers held surprises too, we knew it was salmon spawning season but we did not expect to see any, little did we know !

The river was alive with huge salmon trying to swim upstream to spawn, we sat for ages watching them from the bridge as these huge fish tried to fight their way upstream in just inches of water. Kev bought a polarising filter for his camera a while back to cut down on glare, this allowed the camera to see through the surface reflection and get some pictures which was great.

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We found a great spot for lunch looking out on a meadow with the glaciers framing the picture.

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Eventually we made it out to the beach.

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Here we found nature at its best spectacular driftwood formations from old trees.

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It was very photogenic and we spent an hour or two wandering up and down the beach taking pictures before it was time to head back.

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It was a great walk and a good recommendation, as usual our bike had been the icebreaker and got us talking as it has so many times before.

 

Next up – Our other recommended hike, Exit glacier

 

  1. #1 by Kev & Karen on March 11, 2014 - 5:24 pm

    Hi Kerry,
    We loved all of Alaska and yes the pelvis is pretty good all things considered. I do overdo it sometimes and it aches the next day or so but you know more about that more than most. I feel really lucky to be able to climb the hills and see the sights so I don’t complain much.
    with love Karen and Kev

  2. #2 by Kerry (Tas) on March 11, 2014 - 9:39 am

    Hi Kev & Karen,
    I’ve just read your blog about Lowell Point and a broad grin crossed my face. I know how much you like the trees and twisted bits of timber. You must have been in your element, especially after such barren, but beautiful countryside.
    I’m loving reading about Alaska. Karen, hope you’re travelling well and the pelvis is holding up okay for you. It seems to be.
    Lots of love.
    Kerry & Paul (who is working in Singapore still)

  3. #3 by Julie (aka Clarkie) on March 8, 2014 - 9:15 am

    Dear Karen and Kevin,

    Brilliant photos as normal!! I look forward to seeing the glacier hike too.

    Take care,

    Julie x

  4. #4 by Jane on March 6, 2014 - 5:37 pm

    What a fantastic place, beautiful photo’s.
    Safe travels Jane x

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