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The Hatcher Pass Road
Between Willow and Palmer, Alaska

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Willow Creek on Hatcher Pass Road

Willow Creek on Hatcher Pass Road

The Hatcher Pass Road is a popular fifty-mile connection across the mountains from near Willow to Palmer. The western part of the road follows Willow Creek.

Talkeetna Mountains between Willow and Palmer, Alaska

Date photographed: August 15, 2013
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Berry picking along the Hatcher Pass Road

Berry picking along the Hatcher Pass Road

The Hatcher Pass Road quickly rises above tree line. Hillsides of low bushes provide abundant berries in late summer and fall.

Talkeetna Mountains between Willow and Palmer, Alaska

Date photographed: August 15, 2013
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Above timberline in the Talkeetna Mountains

Above timberline in the Talkeetna Mountains

Hatcher Pass Road provides expansive above-timberline views of the Talkeetna Mountains as it switchbacks towards the summit.

Talkeetna Mountains between Willow and Palmer, Alaska

Date photographed: August 15, 2013
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Hatcher Pass Road

Hatcher Pass Road

Great views along the Hatcher Pass Road

Talkeetna Mountains, Alaska

Date photographed: August 10, 2000
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Hatcher Pass tundra

Hatcher Pass tundra

Regularly spaced humps of moss characterize tundra, as seen here near Hatcher Pass.

Talkeetna Mountains between Willow and Palmer, Alaska

Date photographed: August 15, 2013
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Summit Lake at Hatcher Pass

Summit Lake at Hatcher Pass

The road summit at 3886 feet (1184 m) is just above Summit Lake.

Talkeetna Mountains between Willow and Palmer, Alaska

Date photographed: August 15, 2013
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Lush vegetation in the Talkeetna Mountains

Lush vegetation in the Talkeetna Mountains

Lush vegetation above timberline on the south slope of the Talkeetna Mountains

near Palmer, Alaska

Date photographed: August 10, 2000
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Little Susitna River Valley in the Talkeetna Mountains

Little Susitna River Valley in the Talkeetna Mountains

East of the Independence Mine the Hatcher Pass Roads drops rapidly to the Little Susitna River.

Talkeetna Mountains between Willow and Palmer, Alaska

Date photographed: August 15, 2013
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