A little way down the Palmer-Moose Creek Railroad Trail we came to a scenic overlook with views of the braided Matanuska River and towering bluffs on the opposite side. I was saddened to see the river bank immediately below used as a dumping ground for old vehicles, appliances, and trash. It was a scene right out of the 1950’s, before our country became aware of pollution and its ramifications. How can people be so ignorant in this day and age, and blatantly spoil the beauty of this magnificent place? We tried to not to let this disappointment spoil our hike, but the memory still lingers.
Gail Niebrugge, Alaska Artist