Head north out of Anchorage on the Glenn Highway and take the Highland Road Exit into Eagle River. Turn right at Eagle River Road and go to the end of the road at the Nature Center about 10 miles. Hike 1/4 of a mile to the beaver ponds. watch for grizzly bears as the salmon are spawning.
This is taken at the Eagle River Nature Center beaver ponds the end of September. The snow line was coming down the mountains. This was taken at 7:30am and no one was around. It was a beautiful morning to be out. the light ripples in the pond are from spawning salmon. There was ice on the edge of the pond this morning.