Thompson Pass Mountain Chalet

Address: Mile 19 Richardson Highway , Valdez, Alaska, 99686, United States | B&B
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Travel Blogs from Valdez

Ribbons of Gold

A travel blog entry by kathrynmccormic on Sep 13, 2014

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... with only one wrong turn and made our way to Palmer. The Palmer/Wasilla area is where Sarah Palin came from. Her daughter was in the paper as she has had a stalker. I think Sarah Palin has moved somewhere else.

After leaving Palmer the road was lined with the magnificent orange and yellow leaves of the cottonwood, aspen, alder and poplar trees. These trees were interspersed with the dark green of the spruce.

As if the trees weren’t enough, ...

Alaska Ablaze

A travel blog entry by tredders on Sep 13, 2014

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... Aquarium. I chose sleep. We couldn't do much with the weather. The campground is all run by the local council and they have some like big parking metres where you register and pay by card and it spits out the receipt which you stick in your window, all very easy really, the council bloke then does a drive around late to check everyone has paid. we were supposed to stay here for 2 nights ...

Day 33 Valdez

A travel blog entry by tbasler on Aug 04, 2014

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... The Copper River runs through here for the famous salmon we wait for during its season. Copper was also mined here from 1911-1938. The mining was funded by JP Morgan and Daniel Guggenheim with a return on their investment of one hundred million! Valdez is located on the NE section of Prince William Sound surrounded by the Chugach Mountains. This is another city destroyed by the 1964 Good Friday earthquake and tsunami. This earthquake registered 9.2 ...

Why did the bear cross the road?

A travel blog entry by scottjmurray on Jul 23, 2014

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... came out darker than I wanted. Calm as can be... A few other cars showed up and then Valdez has a bear cop who makes sure people keep there distance from the bears. As the bear got closer she yelled for everyone to get into their car. I was like WTF? I don't have a car, I am on a bike. So I made my way over to the bike, quickly put on my helmet and started it up. The bear comes up the road and I put my bike in gear and rev ...

Prince William Sound

A travel blog entry by kenjackie78 on Jun 17, 2014

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... miles away, and of course the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. Yesterday we got glimpses of the Trans Alaska Pipeline as we drove from Glennallen to Valdez, and today we saw the terminal across the water from the town where tankers load. Saw more eagles today, and found a pair of trumpeter swans that we watched feed for a while on a secluded lake. When they feed out in the water they put their head, long neck and front half of their body straight down into the ...

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