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Travel Blogs from Girdwood
... friend. Trooper Eric (who has been on the TV show in season 2) spent some time talking to Quinn and even let him wear his "Smokey the Bear" hat. (recruits are not allowed to wear it until they have completed 18 weeks at the academy). He also told us there was a bull moose down the road. We said our goodbyes and thank yous and headed off to see the moose. Poor thing was getting spooked by all the people and took off, almost as soon as we ...
... a series of hiking trails and boardwalks at several points along the valley so we stopped at several to take pictures and explore. There is even a salmon ladder where they go upstream to spawn but we were about 3 weeks early for that. While we were there we heard a series of loud noises that we finally concluded must have been avalanches. A very loud, long rumbling noise I would have thought was an earthquake ...
... Mount Roberts Tramway to the top. There Vera was eaten by a large grizzly bear, but I managed to fight him off and pulled Vera out of his mouth uninjured; this really happened. See the picture as proof :o)
Day 5 > Skagway (http://skagway.com/)
Skagway is known as the “sunshine” capitol of southeast. Skagway is also known as the “Gateway to the Klondike” referencing the famous gold rush to the ...
... Arrived in Whittier and boarded the train for our trip north to Mt. McKinley. Looking forward to getting some great photos of the mountain named Denali, due to its large size. Passed through the 2 1/2 mile train/pedestrian/vehicle tunnel, and immediately saw mountains and lakes and mud flats. The scenery included Dall Sheep and the train slowed for a look. We arrived in ...
... we landed on Punch Bowl Glacier and met the musher - Peter from the Adirondack Mountains, a part-time University professor and seasoned dog-team expert.
(Language moment : "Mush !" actually originates fro the French "Marche !", i.e. "Walk !" or "Let's go !", used by the many early French explorers trekking Canada and the far north). Mushing is now the official State sport of Alaska.)
The camp is actually populated by experienced ...
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