|Nicely paved trail to the cabin--about a 50 yard walk from the parking lot|
|Beluga Cabin at renovated Bird Creek Campground|
|Cabin with out-the-door access to Indian to Girdwood paved bike path|
|Cabin has 4 bunks, loft, large table, firepit, front and back decks|
|The redone campground is now wide open with no privacy|
We got settled in the cabin, then took a walk in the rain. We'd planned on hiking up to Crow Pass that day but it was so wet and drippy with low cloud cover that we thought that would not be fun and we wouldn't be able to see anything. But the walk proved to be interesting, exploring an area we have driven by many times but never actually walked.
|Bird Creek at high tide|
|Train trestle over Bird Creek|
|Walking bridge over Bird Creek|
|Old logging relics along Bird Creek|
|The entrance to the Bird Creek interpretive trial is obscure|
Once over the walking bridge (on the Anchorage side) there is a short interpretive trail (20 minutes round trip, out and back, for us) that leads to some old logging relics, when large cedars were floated down this river. The trail is not kept up so we were dodging under and around branches over the trail.
After that we hiked up to the overflow lot where folks can camp in a parking lot, and there are short trails around up there as well. It is quite a complex of trails and parking lots for this river and it is beautiful so I'm glad we finally got a chance to check it out more.