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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 ...
July 23, 2014
It was a gray sky, chilly morning. I slept late all hunkered under the down comforter. We decided to head back to Hatcher Pass to tour the Independence Mine State Historical Park on the Harley...hoping the weather would improve. This mine recovered 141,000 troy ounces of gold using some complex, for the time, extraction methods. At the beginning of WW II, the mine was closed by the federal government because it ...