Hampton Inn Anchorage
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
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... of their grass and ivory baskets.
Earthquake Park and Point Woronzof overlooking Cook Inlet were a short drive away. The clouds were building as we gazed over the marshy area that once was a high bluff. All brought down during an earthquake in 1964. A damp haze was settling in so we made it back to the truck and took off to the Ship Creek Trail to watch the salmon fishing. There were fishermen shoulder to shoulder ...
... check out the parking lot next to it, but find it too complicated and tight for the van, and we think it is a private parking area for the nearby high rise office building. We are lucky enough to find a couple of spare parking meters right on a corner, easy parking even for a beginner. We pay for parking, drag our bags to the Inn, leave them in storage, then head out in the van looking for Chilkoot Charlie's, a bar and eatery of some fame, on the way to the Earthquake ...
... well (if at all) to verbal commands. Yelling “mush” (a derivation of the French word “Marche”) to encourage your team to start pulling is largely superfluous. Yelling “whoa” is equally ineffective unless accompanied by your full weight on the brake (a narrow metal bar you stand on to drive two short metal spikes into the snow), and the rapid deployment of two metal anchors. You also need to know that even if you fall off and fracture your ...
... guide on board who let us know points of interest along the way, we also purchased the $5 guide which covers the whole journey from Anchorage to Fairbanks. The train slows for photo opportunities.
One of our best photo opportunities was a rare clear view of the Alaska Range and Mt McKinlay, the highest peak in North America. The native name is Denali which means Great One. The mountain is more often than not shrouded in cloud so we were lucky to see ...
... evident in Alaska. As the air is compressed out of the glacier, the ice turns a turquoise blue in color which is reallly pretty. As the ice moves over the land, it leaves deep cuts in the rock. As the ice calves, (falls into the ocean) it makes a cracking and groaning sound. We passed through College Fjord which has one of the larger glaciers called the Harvard Glacier. The glaciers on one side of this fjord are all named after men's eastern ...