Aleutian Islands: Unalaska – Overland Drive

Overland Drive is the most spectacular gravel mountain road in Unalaska. It climbs steeply up to the Pyramid Peak Pass and past Ugadaga Valley and the descends via a series of switchbacks down to the Summer Bay Lake and Summer Bay itself. The views all along and especially at the very top of the pass are sweeping and absolutely surreal – green and desolate hills covered with wildflowers as far as the eye can see. Usually then mountains and hills here are covered with low clouds and fog obscuring almost everything, but the weather played along well. As did the F-150 truck – the whole Drive was like a commercial for Ford.