Thompson Pass Mountain Chalet

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

H2O - In Every Form

A travel blog entry by tery_augusto


... Savage trail in Denali - we ran into a couple visiting from England, we chatted for a few minutes and found out that they were from Manchester. On our way down from the glacier today - we once again ran into this same pair. How ironically this is the third set of folks that we have spoken to and ran into a completely random location 2 or 3 days later. I wonder how many more people we run into our daily lives but just never take the time to talk and ...

Glacier lake paddling & drive to Valdez

A travel blog entry by mazb10


... after clearing up I went to help Tanya get through them all as otherwise she would have been there most of the afternoon. I was shocked that it was 1.40pm by the time we had finished & got back to the house. Cynthia said she & I were leaving between 2 & 3pm. I was hoping to do some stuff on my laptop but instead sorted & packed my gear up. Colleen & Phil's car was still on the battery charger (22 hours later) & started first time so I piled my stuff in ...

Valdez to Lake Louise

A travel blog entry by fairfamily


... to see - it runs 800 miles through Alaska. We stopped at one point where you can walk right up to it. Here, for the first time, we encountered Alaska's hummingbird sized mosquitos. We did not stay very long. Alaska also has lots of black spruce (or Dr. Seuss tress as we call them). These trees are very skinny and whole forests of them are so unique looking. Just as we reached the junction of the Glennallen Highway and were ...

Valdez, Alaska

A travel blog entry by candyjake13


... it tonight. It is still good, having not changed colors yet.

The story goes that on March 27, 1962, Valdez had a 9.2 earthquake that lasted 5 minutes. The glacier soil that it had been setting on became so unsettled, that they had to move the entire town 4 miles away where it is sitting today, apparently the US Government bought the land and then sold each resident of Valdez their lot to rebuild for ...

Meares Glacier

A travel blog entry by mazb10


... off the end of the glacier into the water & become icebergs, each one is called a calf. Icebergs appear mostly white because of the properties of light reflection. The whiter an iceberg is the more air that's trapped in it, thousands of air bubbles get trapped between each snowflake as the snow falls. Blue streaks in icebergs are where melt water runs into cracks and crevasses of the glaciers and then re-freezes. It was fascinating looking at the glacier ...


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