2014 Alaska Trip travel blog

Looking south from our campsite in Palmer

Worthington Glacier

Horsetail Waterfall

Remnants of the Keystone Canyon snow slide from May


Valdez centre square

Salmon returning to spawn

July 27...

Leaving Palmer, it started out sunny, but soon turned to rain today. It rained all the way to Valdez, but we still managed to see some great scenery.

We saw the Matanuska, Worthington and Keystone Glaciers, as well as the Horsetail waterfall in the Keystone Canyon. Thompson pass was something else, I am hoping it is sunny when we go back so that we can hopefully get some great pictures. The pass itself is 2676 feet and drops down dramatically. Valdez itself is surrounded by snow capped mountains.

July 28...

Today was another beautiful sunny day. We visited the 2 museums in town and learned more about the 1964 earthquake devastation here.

We also visited the salmon hatchery. The Solomon Gulch hatchery was established to ensure sufficient numbers of salmon return each year. There were thousands, and the gulls and seals were having a heyday.

We strolled along the dock and checked out some shops along the way. The town is kept in pristine condition. Well landscaped and clean and the backdrop of mountains adds to the beauty here.

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