Travel Blogs from Valdez, United States

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Prince William Sound, Valdez, United States travel blog

Prince William Sound

A travel blog entry by barbo

... done very little on board these last two days, but the rest was appreciated. It was in Prince William Sound where the Exxon Valdez hit a reef and spilled 11 million gallons of oil and did untold damage to the wildlife.  In the afternoon they stopped ...

Seaward-Valdez, Alaska, Valdez, United States travel blog

Seaward-Valdez, Alaska

A travel blog entry by mtrm

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... the part of the road back from Kenai Penincula to catch the ferry over Princ William Sound to another fishing village called Valdez. The weather was still mostly bad but finally closer we were to Valdez the weather turned much better. We stayed in ...

Valdez, Alaska, United States, Valdez, United States travel blog

Valdez, Alaska, United States

A travel blog entry by nocknock

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... still recuperating from a nasty cold, we rested in the coach most of the day. We took a short ride around the town of Valdez around 5:00 to blow the cobwebs off.  Last night on our way into the campground, I noticed their beautiful flowers and wanted ...

Amazing Glaciers, Exciting Wildlif...., Valdez, United States travel blog

Amazing Glaciers, Exciting Wildlif....

A travel blog entry by lotz-deeken2013

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... with parts of the TransAlaska pipline. The moniker "Switzerland of Alaska" couldn't be more appropriate for Valdez -the lush green snow-capped Chugach mountains and shimmering water were reminiscent of  Europe. Valdez is situated ...

Prince William Sound, Valdez, United States travel blog

Prince William Sound

A travel blog entry by kenjackie78

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... very brief shower. Our group of 6 plus one guide plus gear was taken by "water taxi" (a small boat that carries about 8 people) out Valdez Arm and a little way into Columbia Bay. On the way out we saw sea otters, Dalls porpoises, stellar sea lions, and a ...

Valdez, AK, United States, Valdez, United States travel blog

Valdez, AK, United States

A travel blog entry by nocknock

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... with the promised sights.  They were awesome!  We experienced Alaska's wilderness, Prince William Sound's majestic glaciers, Valdez's busy harbor and the terminus of the world famous TransAlaska Oil Pipe Line. Captain Fred Rodolf shared ...

Day 8: Worthington Glacier and Valdez, Valdez, United States travel blog

Day 8: Worthington Glacier and Valdez

A travel blog entry by mabat

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... home, and now here I am on top of a glacier in Alaska. After a few hours of hiking and climbing on ice, we returned to Valdez late afternoon. After having an early dinner at a local fast food place we walked around for a while, but on one hand it was ...

Valdez, Alaska, United States, Valdez, United States travel blog

Valdez, Alaska, United States

A travel blog entry by nocknock

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Wednesday, August 19 - Valdez, AK - Day 1 of 3 We traveled from Palmer to Valdez, AK today on the Glenn and Richardson Highways. This was no ordinary travel day with scenes unlike any we have encountered yet.  I'll let the many pictures and videos ...

Glennallen to Valdez, Valdez, United States travel blog

Glennallen to Valdez

A travel blog entry by ranlo

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... so that was our first stop. They have quite a few ranger talks and walks each day, and we plan to do this after Valdez.  Students were working on a fishwheel exhibit. Many people told us the drive to Valdez was their favorite, and we can certainly ...

Alaska03, Valdez, United States travel blog

Alaska03

A travel blog entry by guruzers

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The Sea of Icebergs - Day 9, Valdez, United States travel blog

The Sea of Icebergs - Day 9

A travel blog entry by usa2009aswm

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... . There were warnings off rough seas with large swells. It was a bit rocky but not too bad. Safe and sound back at shore in Valdez we headed for showers at a petrol station for $8 each. They were really nice and used by campground guest next door. Feeling ...

Valdez - simply beautiful, Valdez, United States travel blog

Valdez - simply beautiful

A travel blog entry by threegypsies

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A beautiful drive from Palmer to Valdez along the Glenn and Richardson highways.  It was a rainy cold drive where we hit a low of 41 degrees as we passed through mountains nicknamed "little Switzerland".  We drove by Horse tail and Vernal Falls ...

Valdez - July 16-22 , Valdez, United States travel blog

Valdez - July 16-22

A travel blog entry by ranlo

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... The Harbor Café—shrimp & halibut baskets (not very good; heavy coating and cooked too much—good coated fries). Drove Valdez Glacier Road to end; could see only the toe that comes down to the water.  Good view of the higher Camicia ...

Prince William Sound, Valdez, United States travel blog

Prince William Sound

A travel blog entry by kenjackie78

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... pretty views of clouds peeling off the mountains that surround Valdez. In the morning we took a short hike, then visited the Valdez Museum that had interesting info on the history of the town, including early settlement as an alternative route to the ...

Week One., Valdez, United States travel blog

Week One.

A travel blog entry by ajallyn

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Coming to you from the Valdez Library on a cold, raw and wet Thursday afternoon.       Things have finally started to settle down here after arriving last Wednesday.  I was in Anchorage from Wednesday until Saturday, ...

Day 95/96/97 - Are we Back in Switzerland???, Valdez, United States travel blog

Day 95/96/97 - Are we Back in Switzerland???

A travel blog entry by 10sandy

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... the Eskimo (Chugach) were here trading pelts, jade, copper and other furs.  In 1964 a 9.2 earthquake hit west of Valdez and lasted for 4 minutes which triggered an underwater landslide creating a huge wave that washed over the port here and killed ...

Back to Shoup and Trip to Naked Island, Valdez, United States travel blog

Back to Shoup and Trip to Naked Island

A travel blog entry by ajallyn

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...        Other than that, nothing much is new.  Supposedly the first salmon run is coming through Valdez in a couple of days, which will be a nice relief from jigging down 100 feet for Halibut and Rockfish.  I think it ...

And im off, Valdez, United States travel blog

And im off

A travel blog entry by davidayotte

I am off.  Well in 8 hours i will be.  Hopefully I can keep this updated.  Check back soon! ...

Day Trip to Valdez, Valdez, United States travel blog

Day Trip to Valdez

A travel blog entry by 2jgstl

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Everyone talks about how beautiful Valdez and Prince William Sound are. So, we took the car on a day trip, 83 miles south on the Richardson Highway. Unfortunately, the rain is continuing, the streams are rising, and we still cannot see the mountains ...

Bear Paw RV Campground, Valdez, United States travel blog

Bear Paw RV Campground

A travel blog entry by rayandchrista

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Went on a Glacier and wildlife Cruise to the Columbia and Mears Glacier. Also checked out a salmon spawning area. After the fish lay there eggs the fish dies. The pictures don't do the scenery justice. Ray and ...

Update...., Valdez, United States travel blog

Update....

A travel blog entry by sophiestikated

Hey Everyone, Sorry It's been so long. It's hard to get on to the internet sometimes. We're back in Valdez. We had planned to go Kayaking today, BUT because yesterday was so rough at sea we had to potpone the show from last night to tonight. AND When ...

Cruise on Prince William Sound, Valdez, United States travel blog

Cruise on Prince William Sound

A travel blog entry by robnraystravels

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... only 20 people on the cruise that day so we didn't have to jockey for positions to get photos.   Most people remember Valdez because of the tanker Exxon-Valdez hitting a reef about 25 miles out & causing the largest oil spill in Nth America ...

Valdez, Alaska, Valdez, United States travel blog

Valdez, Alaska

A travel blog entry by lisapwin

... after the other. For many Alaskans, this "subsistence harvesting" of fish is essential for their livelihood. The drive into Valdez was breathtaking, as we passed through alpine elevations at Thompson Pass, stopped at Worthington Glacier to see it up ...

Tok to Valdez, Valdez, United States travel blog

Tok to Valdez

A travel blog entry by scoonpooh

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... mountain here was Mt. Sanford at over 16,000 feet. Now that is bigger than any mountain in the lower 48. The final 50 miles to Valdez was unbelievable. Just like you imagine an Alaska scene, only better in real life. Soon, we were in a land of 10,000 + ...

Beauty of the Richardson Highway - Day 8, Valdez, United States travel blog

Beauty of the Richardson Highway - Day 8

A travel blog entry by usa2009aswm

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... and we stopped off at a couple of places to take photos before heading on to the Richardson Highway. Travelling down to Valdez we saw the pipeline and also stopped in at the Wrangell-St Elias National Park Visitor Center. Heidi and I halved a 'World ...

Chasing the Chill, Valdez, United States travel blog

Chasing the Chill

A travel blog entry by the_chad

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... to put my plans into action, so im now on a bus heading south to the port of Whitter to catch a ferry across to Valdez, a small fishing town that is referred to as "Little Switzerland". Because well i guess it looks like Switzerland, only it has access ...

Quelle journée/ What a beautifull day, Valdez, United States travel blog

Quelle journée/ What a beautifull day

A travel blog entry by moko

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Salut tout le monde. Il est 10.15 PM and nous venons tout juste de nous installer à Valdez, directement dans un parking sur le port. Il ont un réseau WiFi et c'est tout ce qui compte. Quel voyage. Féérique. Des images plein la tête. Et des glaciers ...

Swimming, Boat Adventure and New Volunteers, Valdez, United States travel blog

Swimming, Boat Adventure and New Volunteers

A travel blog entry by ajallyn

... ;          Joe and I tried to find the salmon on Thursday afternoon out towards Port Valdez.  Heading out in the small inflatable we were getting a little wet, but considering neither of us have had any luck, with ...

Valdez, Valdez, United States travel blog

Valdez

A travel blog entry by swissbear

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Unsere Fahrt führt über den Thompson Pass (noch 4 Grad - brrrr) nach Valdez am Prince William ...

On the road to Valdez, AK, Valdez, United States travel blog

On the road to Valdez, AK

A travel blog entry by cincy

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... mountain tops.  Our journey to Valdez was almost complete.  We arrived at our hotel, "The Best Western" located on the Valdez harbor.  You wouldn't believe all the fishing boats in the harbor, unloading their "sea food catch" of the ...

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