Glacier Sound Inn

210 Egan Drive, Valdez, Alaska, 99686, United States | Motel
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Travel Blogs from Valdez

Day 45

A travel blog entry by 12gkids on Aug 07, 2014

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... America that is ice free year round. It is known as a fishing port for both commercial & sport fishing, as well as a popular tourist spot for it's many mountains, glaciers and sealife. Of course most famous for the 1989 Valdez oil spill, the Valdez marine terminal still to this day has an average of 3-5 tankers depart each week, since 1977 more than 15,000 tankers of oil have left the terminal. we finished our last night in Valdez with a Trekker pot luck dinner!! ...

Valdez

A travel blog entry by gregd999 on Jun 27, 2014

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... Park, spent some time in the cultural centre and the visitors centre itself, and then walked one of the circuit trails down to the nearby river. Poor Rachel swatted a couple of mosquitoes, freaked out when there was a bit of blood, and trotted off down the track in a rather futile attempt to outrun the swarm following her.

Back in the car we headed further south, stopping at lots of the lookouts, especially the one overlooking the Copper River near Mt ...

Where to stay and explore

A travel blog entry by lisavonder on May 22, 2014

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... you don't want to get that close to the Copper River this time of year because it is so treacherous. I explained to her that I was fully aware of that fact since I had lost my brother in it 29 years ago. At that, she went over to check with the owner who told her that there was a private drive next to where we were that we could drive down to the end of and walk right up to the river. The ...

There's a bear in there, and there and there ..

A travel blog entry by robsons on Aug 24, 2013

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... look in the museum, mainly to look at the Exon Valdez exhibit.

It was 24 years ago now and wildlife is still recovering. Some species may never fully recover. It seems like madness to regularly transport crude oil through such a pristine wilderness but this is the end location of the 800mile Alyeska oil pipeline. Valdez is the northern most port that doesn't freeze in winter. All tankers leaving Valdez are now mandatorily escorted by pilot boats ...

Glacier lake paddling & drive to Valdez

A travel blog entry by mazb10 on Aug 14, 2013

2 comments, 60 photos

... in Fairbanks, had text me as she & her husband (Sheila's brother) wanted to meet me & said I could stay with them for a couple of days but I hadn't replied, this was because I hadn't had mobile service since I left Anchorage 10 days ago. I rang Sheila & she said she had told Grace & Walt that I was coming to Fairbanks hence their invite. I was shocked that they offered for me to stay with them as I had never met them, they had met Tanya though & liked her ...

       

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