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... He asked us to ring them when we got to Anchorage, so we did. They were a lovely couple. Jenny spent longer with them as she couldn’t shop all day. Although she did quite well with new shoes, shirts and a new camera with a longer zoom than mine. Linda cooked us a lovely home cooked meal which I really appreciated.
It is still raining so I will pop into bed and listen to it fully appreciating that we have the "turtle truck" and not a tent to sleep ...
... Creek at the confluence of Glacier Creek. The water was moving quickly and violently underneath this bridge. Yep more pictures! Then we came to the Hand Tram which is a cage suspended across the creek and large deep gulch. The tram worked by pulling the cables attached to the cage on both sides of the gulch. It was a great upper body work out. Kevin and I helped pull the cables to move some people ...
... Alaska. The naturalist on board was a character and very informative and there were excellent lectures by interesting Alaskans. It certainly is a State of fascinating people who have to be resourceful to survive in often harsh conditions.
The cruise left from Whittier and it was a beautiful warm, sunny evening as we pulled out so the views were ...
July 28, 2014
Eight a.m., time to go panning for gold. We turned off of the Alyeska 'highway' onto a goat path of a road. Seriously, these people must have mechanics on retainer. The sign said it was three miles...of course we drove past it an extra mile because the sign didn't look like what we thought a gold mine sign should look like..ugh! We drove down an even smaller goat path...ummm, let's see, I can't think of what is smaller ...
Slow starting day, but we made it to breakfast by 10am at Silvertip Grill in Girdwood, a small place but very good service and good food. Dressed for hiking again, we headed back to Alyeska Resort to the start of the Winner Creek Trail. The trail starts behind the hotel like the one yesterday but this one stays lower on the mountain. It is 2.3 miles to Winner Creek Gorge and another 2/10 to a hand tram over the water. Part of the trail is used for the Iditarod race.
The first 1/2 ...