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Whittier ist eine kleine Stadt, die früher nur vom Wasser und aus der Luft erreichbar war. Sie diente bis 1960 als Militärbasis. Die alten Gebäude aus dieser Zeit sind heute in Privatbesitz und gammeln so langsam vor sich hin. Das 1953 fertiggestellte Buckner Building, damals das größte Gebäude in Alaska, diente als „Stadt unter …
... the country flower - the little blue forget-me-knot.
I learnt about permafrost, the soil that is permanently frozen from about 2 foot below the soil, there are only certain types of vegetation that grows in this soil so it is easy to see where it is.
We look out for the wildlife big five; wolves, moose, caribou, Dall's sheep, and of course the berry-guzzling (blueberries actually) grizzly bears.
There are plenty of bears in the 190 parks, ...
Early this morning the ship arrived in Whittier, Alaska (just south of Anchorage), and we had to leave the ship and catch the 7 a.m. motorcoach to Denali National Park. We awoke early for breakfast and boarded the motorcoach, dodging high winds and heavy rain. In spite of the fact that it's just over 5 hours distance from Whittier to Denali, we arrived in Denali around 5 p.m.
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... is sponsoring a "Showing up Every Day" program in the Anchorage schools with seductive prizes such as a 2013 Jeep Patriot, round trip airline tickets, trips to Disneyland and Apple computers. Students with full attendance can enter for the best prizes with 95% attenders eligible for draws for the other prizes. Attendance rates for high school seniors are currently a dismal 57.8%. The program is aimed at achieving a 90% attendance rate by 2020. I also read ...
... on Glenn Hwy, was shocked by delight to see a lake with a blue iceberg thing floating in the middle of it! Lake Portage has calved ice blocks & floes from glaciers found on surrounding 360-degrees of mountains! The glacier you see behind in mountain is called Byron Glacier & also has swaths of blue ice. The blue I hear is due to minerals in the H20 molecules of glacier ice absorbing all colors but blue (which is reflected). I love it more than watermelon ice!
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