Glenn Highway / Matanuska State Recreation Area, Alaska

Glenn Highway / Matanuska State Recreation Area, Alaska

You take the Glenn Highway to travel between Anchorage, Seward, and Valdez. We drove it somewhat quickly without stopping much. However, it was breathtakingly gorgeous. We stopped briefly at Matanuska Glacier. It was pretty, but privately owned so it cost $30/person to hike to it. We didn’t pay. Kept driving to this state recreational area instead. We took a few photos of the glacier there and did a quick hike. If you’re on the Glenn, I highly recommend stopping here instead of paying to hike on the private land around the glacier. You can camp here for $20/night in the campground, or $10/night in the parking lot if you want a toilet and to be around more people. However, there are tons of pull-offs where you can camp for free on the Glenn, so I (personally) would just do that.

Glenn Highway Alaska

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Lauren is a 'digital nomad' (for lack of a less obnoxious term) who works, lives, and travels out of her truck camper with her partner, Patrick, and dog, Odin, the one-eyed Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. She started TravelSages in the summer of 2013, and has since founded a digital marketing consultancy, called LyteYear, and a sustainability brand, called RePrint. Before moving into her tiny mobile home, Lauren lived in Chicago for 6 years, pursued two graduate degrees, studied abroad at Oxford, worked for a summer in Hong Kong, and traveled to various countries in between. She has a mildly unhealthy love of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Netflix, and breweries with good New England IPAs.

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