This shows the proximity of the Chugach Mountains and Pioneer Peak to the Glenn Highway as you enter the Matanuska Susitna Borough at Mile 30 of the Glenn Highway. The New Glenn Highway is in the foreground followed by the Alaska Railroad Bridge. The Old Glenn Highway or Palmer Alternate, a 19 mile scenic drive, can be seen in the middle right at the base of the mountains.
Public domain. Courtesy of Bill Evans, Alaska State Parks
This is the view as you travel toward Anchorage from Palmer. Pioneer Peak is to the left with Twin Peaks to the right. The "Ghost Forest" is shown in the foreground. These trees are from the subsidence that occurred in the area as a result of the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964 that registered greater than 9.0 on the Richter Scale.
Public domain. Courtesy of Don Galligan, HDR Alaska, Inc.