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Travel Blogs from Anchorage
... hike out to it and actually stand and walk on the glacier. We hiked back to McCarthy and rode Doc back to the campsite at Chitina - tired but satisfied.
Our next destination was Valdez. The drive there offered beautiful views and scenery.
Valdez offered us the unique chance to paddle to a glacier on a glacial lake that we had all to ourselves. We spent one night at ...
Monday - We were able to take a glacier cruise around Prince William Sound. We left out of Whittier. It was really cloudy but we had a great time.
Tuesday - We went to the Alaska Aviation Museum and the Moose's Tooth Brew Pub today.
... than 3 seconds. I lined up a small rise and felt my machine lift off the snow as I hit the crest and by the time I hit 65 mph the trees at the far end of the meadow were rapidly approaching – time to slow down.
So which seduced me the most…?
I loved the alternating mix of adrenaline rush and relaxed pace of sledding and the challenge of manoeuvring a sled pulled by an unstoppable, enthusiastic dog team. I loved the feel of the snow beneath ...
... is now a recreation area but it was once the largest placer gold producer in Alaska.
At Windy Creek, we crossed out of the park and saw a cow moose off in the distance (I didn’t get a picture).
At about the half-way point in the journey, we pass through Broad Pass. It is the highest elevation for the Alaska Railroad (at 2363 ft) AND the lowest point in the Alaska Range and the Rockies (of which the Alaska Range is part). It is, as the name implies, a ...
... to be taken to the ship. For others, if they wanted it, there was a free shuttle bus (an old yellow school bus) that circled round town all day. I took the bus to the farthest point in town so that I could meander back taking in the points of interest as I did so. The major problem with that was that, for me, there were virtually no points of interest. It appears to be a town that is, understandably, reliant on the cruise ships, local tours on the harbour & hikers so there was ...