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Tok to Palmer
More epic riding heading SW down the Tok cut off then onto
the Glenn HWY, amazing scenery, there seems to be glaciers around every
bend. Passing the Wrangell Mountains we
could see the mass of MT. Sanford at 16,237ft the summit was just occluded by
Decided to call Palmer our …
... zombies that day at work, but we were successful, thanks to the help of some drunk but good samaritans. Like all good groups of friends, we have our inside jokes. Sonehow a chicken became one of them, and I randomly get texts from Varner with a chicken. Or randomly Chafin will make chicken noises. These are the times when I just can't stop laughing. We all have gone hunting/riding out at Eureka, and we often ride out to the Knik Glacier. We ...
... the area, but also a busy seaport as the Gateway to Prince William Sound as evidenced by hundreds of containers lined up to be shipped or picked up. A car ferry also goes back and forth to Valdez, AK, which many visitors use.
We marveled at the uniqueness and beauty of this little town, managed a geocache and caught the one the hour return one way trip back thru the tunnel. A stop at the Visitor's Center rewarded us with sights of actual icebergs ...
... we had it re-welded but it broke again. Another welder looked at it and said it wasn't that detrimental and so we are just leaving it alone right now. There are a couple of small leaks around a couple of windows that we notice only when it rains very ************g periods. We've caulked and sealed to the best of our ability. On the dusty roads where there is construction (of which there are MANY coming through Alaska), the dust does find its way into the camper via any open cracks ...
... and a pan was not going to happen that day! Another thing that I found a little disconcerting, there was bright yellow caution tape around the streams on the mine site with Mercury Poisoning Notices... can cause birth defects, yada, yada, yada.. hmmm ...and you offer panning in these streams? It is a really interesting place that puts a face and a name on the events of the nation and the era of the boom town. And...wear hiking shoes ...