The Alaskan Hotel & Bar
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... ready to board for the return trip. The weather out on the glacier was FREEZING. The actual temperature was 2 degrees but the wind chill made it about -10 degrees. The guides are out in these glaciers for about 8 to 10 hours per day. They obviously take turns but considering all of them are working there in summer jobs while they are on break from college, it amazes me how they cope with the conditions.
The flight back to the airport ...
... to go it alone. Made it back to the bus stop with 5 minutes to spare and the bus was a bit late anyway, Has arranged to meet the others at the Red Dog Saloon but they weren't there so figured they probably actually needed more than 30 minutes to do what they wanted to do, so I decided to find a bank and took some cash out.
As I walked back I met Sue and Daisy and they went on to find a cafe and I kept going to get John ...
sorry for the late blog,not many free wi Fi in Alaska
we left Vancouver on a beautiful sunny afternoon,harbour is so beautiful,we regret not having enough time to see Vancouver.
our first stop was Ketchikan in the inside passage the name means Thundering wings of an eagle
Ketchiken is surrounded by a vast wilderness and impassable mountains,everything has to be brought in by air or sea,Ketchiken is Alaskas gateway to the ...
... expected in Alaska. The canopy of trees is huge. Then we went to the Mendenhall glacier state park. The glacier looks very blue in the cloudy weather. There is a huge waterfall right next to the glacier. The park also has elevated boardwalks over streams teeming with salmon that have come upstream to spawn (and die) - there are lots of bears there feasting on the salmon. Sorry that we didn't see any bears, ...
... our group took excursions out to the glacier and got to walk on it with cramp-ons. Mark, one of our traveling companions decided to follow a bunch of young people and rock climbed to a very high area next to the falls. We stayed down near the glacier for a long time and were fortunate to have bright sun much of the time. Our walk back was up hill but it was pretty easy. When we got back near the visitor's center we traveled along a raised path near ...