You Can't Beat Summer In Alaska !

Real Estate Agent with Valley Market Real Estate


Matanuska Glacier

Matanuska Glacier

I took an drive this evening up to the Matanuska Glacier to take a few more photos of a new land listing. The owner said there was a view of the glacier from the lot and I hadn’t seen that on my first photo trip so I thought I better take another look.


It was a great evening for a drive, the traffic wasn’t bad, I had some good tunes and the sun was out…although it was a little hazy from forest fire smoke or something.

When I got there I decided to try the steep driveway in my little PT Cruiser and made it to the top.

Car on property

Car on property

I was able to find the glacier view from the property…see photo at the top. With some select clearing the view would be fantastic.

I chased up a few bunnies, saw moose trails all over the property and just enjoyed a glorious Alaskan summer evening. The lupine were still in bloom, I checked for blueberries and did notice quite a few bushes but of course it’s about a month early for picking.

On the way back I spotted some moose munching on willows beside the highway and noticed several anglers still canoeing in Long Lake after 10PM.

This photo of Granite Peak was taken at 10:45 PM.

Granite Peak

Granite Peak


It’s not much for quality but I just had to stop and snap a photo with my phone because it was just a calm, warm, quiet evening and still light at 10:45 PM.

You can’t beat Alaska in the summer.

Oh Yeah!…the lot is for sale. $72,000 for 4.73 acres with a steep driveway that is doable with a PT Cruiser on a good day. You can’t buy many lots like this anywhere in the world. It would be a great investment to just hold for later. I’d rather bet on this lot than the stock market!

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Comments (5)

Mike Schneider
10 YRS with Active Rain ! - Lake in the Hills, IL

Marty.....i got a good challenge for you....right now im visiting in Nannastadt, Norway just north of Oslo. OMG....there are unthinkable views in this country....absolute beauty anywhere you go....even Oslo...romantic..blend with ancient mixed with contemporary.....only problem...everything is fairly expensive compared to the states right now....

you have a gorgeous lot for sale......i m not exposed to an Alaska  market too often....but...wishing you good luck. thanks for sharing.     Mike

Jun 24, 2011 09:45 PM
Rich Jacobson
Fathom Realty West Sound - Poulsbo, WA
Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker

Hey there, Marty!...Always love hearing about life up your way! Hope you're doing well!...

Jun 27, 2011 12:40 PM
Irene Durocher
Coldwell Banker BUYERS AGENT - Boca Raton, FL

Hi Marty, it is really a beautiful location. I loved Alaska. We drove there from Boca Raton, Fla. a few

years ago.It was a great trip.  The lakes are so pristine. You have a lot to be proud of living in Alaska.



Irene Durocher Bristol Properties   Boca Raton,Florida waterfront specialist       

Dec 22, 2011 10:47 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Marty, thanks for the nice photos, reminds me of how much I wish I could be there enjoying the beauty of Alaska.

Apr 05, 2012 10:33 PM
James A. Browning
Browning Real Estate School/REO Institute - International, IT
MRE REOCertified(R) SSCertified

Thank you for sharing your blog; we need Real Estate Professionals to share their comments and information regarding their markets and experiences. Thanks again from beautiful Colorado

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Jul 10, 2012 07:08 AM