Crowne Plaza Anchorage-Midtown
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... port for the western pacific fleets; Japan was attacking the Aleutian Islands, we thought that they were attempting to advance to Seward in order to take over that port. The powers to be decided to put a fort in Seward to protect the port; Fort McGilvray was built. It housed up to 400 men, atop the 650 cliffs on Caines Head. The remnants of the bunkers and the gun bases are still there to investigate, ...
... it I literally gasped. I only had my cell phone with me so the pics I have aren't great but at least I got a few. I didn't know it would be so breath-taking. Just amazing -the beautiful blue caves in the ice and listening to the ice crack and drip, icebergs that had broken off floating out in the lake around you. Shane hiked out to the glacier while I paddled so we met out there and switched off so we both got ...
... Ellen almost made it, and Sherry and I bailed not far from the 1 mile mark when the steeper section became evident.
After the hike, food was the agenda so we headed to Moose's Tooth Pizza. It seems to be a popular place with both locals and tourists. We had good service and very good food and reasonable prices so we were happy and ready to go on.
We headed to downtown Anchorage, first to the Ulu ...
... saw a moose very far off in the distance. We saw birds, but nothing of particular interest - ducks and geese.
We did a few more stops and scenic over looks and short trails, but in hindsight nothing of particular interest. We eventually hit and area where lots of cars were pulled over and Sarah yelled from the back seat, I see goats, pull over! Matt found a place to pull over and we walked back a distance and ...
... for our new country of ice and snow and the complexity intertwining of conservation and development in Alaska, both modes of transport held enormous appeal. It was time to embark on a crash course on the History of Alaskan Transport. Would we fall in love with the romance of the dog sled, the alluring hiss of sled runners on ice, and the company of a team of affable huskies? Or would we be hooked by the adrenalin rush of low flying over virgin snow at 60 miles an hour? ...