April 6, 2017

The Alaska Range - Delta Mountains (April 3rd)

Delta Mountains from the rest area on Richardson Highway 
just after Delta Junction.

It has been warm since last week, so we didn't want to spend my day-off day at home
and we went on the drive to Delta Junction.
Not many people living in Fairbanks would drive all the way to Delta Junction
simply to see some mountains and scenery like we did.
However, the view of the snowy peaks were amazing!  We saw a couple of eagles, too!
At the local supermarket, we found lots of products from Russia, which was pretty interesting
for me, who learned some basic Russian and other Eastern European languages.
I hadn't seen Cyrillic letters for a while, so it was fun.

The Delta Mountains were still far away.

Here is the Santa Claus House in North Pole.

We had not seen this statue since we came from Oregon to Fairbanks last June.

The mountains were getting closer.

The river just started to melt.

We saw quite a few campers, too.
I wondered if there was some kind of event.

Pica pica (Black-billed Magpie) at a parking lot in front of some lake.

Pica pica (Black-billed Magpie).
They were pretty.

Pica pica (Black-billed Magpie).
They were just by the highway.



The river melted a lot already near Delta Junction.

On the way back home from Delta Junction,
 we saw 2 bald eagles.

Haliaeetus leucocephalus (Bald Eagle).
They noticed us.

Haliaeetus leucocephalus (Bald Eagle).

Haliaeetus leucocephalus (Bald Eagle).
It looks so cool when they are flying.

Haliaeetus leucocephalus (Bald Eagle).
They were clumsy when landing on the top of the tree.

Haliaeetus leucocephalus (Bald Eagle).

Haliaeetus leucocephalus (Bald Eagle).

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