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Love the Kenai Peninsula

The Kenai Peninsula extends about 150 miles southwest from the Chugach Mountains, south of Anchorage. It's separated from the mainland on the west by Cook Inlet and on the east by Prince William Sound. There are several lakes and rivers that provide some of the best fishing in the world; as well as many glaciers and icefields. Only two main highways connect everything - the Seward Highway connects Seward to Anchorage, and the Sterling highway juts off the Seward, running west before heading south to Homer - the terminus of the paved highway system in North America. Tern Lake is right at the junction of the two highways...and to me is typical of the absolutely gorgeous scenery along the way. We didn't see any terns, but we did see another pair of trumpeter swans. Easy to see why people love the Kenai - count me among them!