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Matanuska Glacier

July 24, 2015 – Matanuska Glacier, Alaska – Last night I drove out of Anchorage through Palmer and up the Glenn Highway a bit.  I parked the trailer in a big pullout and got a good night’s sleep.  I’m on my way south now, and I’ve planned this part quite as well.  Traveling along the……


Prince William Sound

July 21, 2015 – Whittier Alaska, Prince William Sound – Boat tour on Prince William Sound today where Glaciers and waterfalls graced the steep mountain sides and wide open waters were adrift with sea otters.  We watched a whale, many sea lions, and even spotted a couple of mountain goats.  The sky was a bit……


Portage Valley and Whittier Tunnel

July 21, 2015 – Portage Valley, Alaska – Several visits and stays here as I came and went.  The portage valley extends down from Portage Glacier to Turnagain arm right near the neck of the Kenai Peninsula.  Under the mountain at the top of the valley runs a car/railroad tunnel to Whittier perched on the……


Homer

July 20, 2015 – Seward to Homer – A long day trip from Seward to Homer to see the spit.  A stop at a beach……


Kenai Fjords National Park

July 19, 2015 – Seward Alaska – Day trip by boat into Kenai Fjords National Park out of Seward Alaska.  This is a photo heavy post. One-in-a-million day, amazing skies, perfect temperature, calm water, lots of wildlife.  Whales, Orcas, Dolphins, Sea Lions, Fur Seals, Harbor Seals, Sea Otters, Puffins, Guillemots/Murres, Kittiwakes, Bald Eagles were all……


Exit Glacier

July 18, 2015 – Exit Glacier, Alaska – Easy day hike to Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park.  Bright blue sky contrasted with lush green vegetation and recently scoured bedrock.  Sparkling water and blue/white ice under the bright sun.


Wrong Turn Nets Sheep

July 14, 2015 – Turnagain Arm, Alaska – I somewhat randomly turned right instead of left and ended up with a pretty close encounter with a group of Dall Sheep above the highway.  Not a particularly rare event, but one that I had really hoped for.


Bore Tide

July 15, 2015 – Turnagain Arm, Alaska – Today I watched people surf the wave of a tidal bore.  This wave forms in Turnagain arm when a tall tide is coming in, and today had been forecast to be pretty good.  That meant there were plenty of folks in wet suits waiting all along……


Turnagain Arm

July 14-23, 2015 – Turnagain Arm, Alaska – South out of Anchorage is an amazing drive along Turnagain arm.  Highlights also include train watching, a side trip to see the Alyeska Hotel (and ski area), and Bird Point.  This is the gateway to the Kenai Peninsula, so Seward, Whittier, Homer et al.  It is home……


Potter Marsh

July 17, 2015 – Potter Marsh, Anchorage Alaska – The Potter Marsh wildlife refuge is right at the southern edge of Anchorage as you head out the highway to Turnagain Arm.  The marsh was created during the construction of the Alaska Railroad.  Very nice raised boardwalks and viewing platforms keep the viewers up and away……


Around Anchorage

July 12-23, 2015 – Anchorage Alaska – A side trip to a trailhead above Anchorage, and to Earthquake Park.  Sampling food around town while I took care of some errands, including a couple of visits to Moose’s Tooth for great pizza.  I spent several days in Anchorage and passed back through a couple of times……