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Jul 19, 2011 - Heading East

Tuesday: We are on the road again heading towards Valdez. Decided not to go the entire way as we didn’t want to pay for an extra night at the RV park in Valdez. Alongside the road shortly after Glenallen we saw a female moose and a calf. We got to Willow Lake and saw a big pull-out parking area, so pulled the trailer in and set down for the night. We overlooked the lake and saw the beautiful mountains across from it. Mt. Drum, Snider Peak, Mt. Sanford, Mt. Zanetti, Mt. Wrangel and Mt. Blackburn. Ranging from 10,000 to over 16,000 ft in...

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Jul 17, 2011 - Glacier View - 15 July entry that I was too lazy to write

On Friday we departed Palmer and traveled back east on the Glenn Highway about 100 miles to Glacier View. This is near the Matanuska Glacier which we passed on the way into Alaska a month or so ago. It was on Mary Jo's revised "bucket list". THe campground was very nice. We spent $20 apiece to go on a "self-guided" tour of the glacier. What this means is we paid a $40 toll to drive 2 miles down the road to the glacier. They made us sign a liability waiver that said we could be killed, maimed, eaten by wild animals or all of the above on the...

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Alaska trip

Jul 11, 2011 - ALASKA

ALASKA at last. Today was a long day driving 10+ hours and all but 2 hours was over gravel, humps, heaves and dips. Speed averaged less than 35MPH, at times 10 MPH and other times we got up to the speed limit of 55 in both Canada and Alaska. We saw 1 Black Bear in Canada and 1 Moose in Alaska. Along the highway on the banks of the road people have placed stones spelling out names, hometowns, and messages; some are new and some old. The mountains south of the highway in Alaska in the Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park are still snow covered...

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Jul 5, 2011 - Leaving Wasilla, AK for the trip home

Tuesday July 5, after picking up our mail and our vet appointment, we left Wasilla heading towards Glennallen on the Glenn Highway. This was a very beautiful drive and along the way we took pictures of Matanuska Glacier. We stopped overnight at an RV park in Glennallen

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Jul 3, 2011 - Glenallen, Alaska

Travel day.... We left Soldotna and headed out with intentions of getting to the other side of Anchorage before the folks started returning from their holiday weekend. Stopped near Palmer to check out an animal conservation / rehab place. Turned out you could either walk or drive around the place. We drove....pens full of bison, elk, moose, musk ox, bears, and an eagle.....all things we had seen wild and free. Much more interesting in the wild!!!! We didn't stay long but I'm sure it was a great place for the tourists that hadn't happened...

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Jun 20, 2011 - Glennallen

WE STAYED IN ONE CAMPGROUND FOR TWO NIGHTS THEN MOVED TO THE GULKANA RV PARK AND FISHING PRESERVE. WE HAD SCHEDULED A GUIDED KING SALMON FISHING TRIP AT 7:00A.M. ON THE GULKANA RIVER. PART OF THE DEAL WAS THAT WE WERE GIVEN TWO FREE NIGHTS IN THEIR CAMPGROUND. JOHN HAD TOLD ME THAT IT WAS A "GATED COMMUNITY" CAMPGROUND AND THAT THE SECURITY CODE WAS 0000. NOW WHEN I HEARD THE TERM "GATED," I HAD VISIONS OF SOMEONE SITTING IN A BOOTH AT THE ENTRANCE, CHECKING OUR NAME ON HIS CLIPBOARD AND ASKING FOR THE "SECRET CODE." AFTER HEARING THE...

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Sep 8, 2010 - Day 56 - Glennallen, AK

Our travels today took us from Fort Richardson, near Anchorage, east on the Glenn Highway to Tolsona Wilderness Campground about 20 miles west of Glennallen, AK. The weather today was intermittant showers with some low clouds on the mountains. We went through the towns of Palmer and Summit among other small ones. Palmer was the site of the recent Alaska State Fair which ended on Labor Day. We also paralleled the Mantanuska River for quite a ways and even saw the Mantanuska Glacier. Just prior to the glacier was a village called Glacier...

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Cope's Trek

Aug 10, 2010 - Homer to Slide Mountain

Monday, August 9, 2110 Homer to Russian River Last night we walked down to the water and took pictures back at the Casita. It was a very low tide and there were mostly rocks and some shells to walk on. We said good-by to Homer Spit and headed out to the Russian River campground stopping at a viewpoint high above Homer to take some last minute pictures of Kachemak Bay and Cook Inlet. There are lots of fishermen fishing for salmon. You can only fly fish and we don’t have the proper equipment. We are on the Sterling Highway and it is a fairly...

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Our Casita Travel

Aug 10, 2010 - Glennallen

Tuesday 10 August 2010 Today was going to be a long one with many kilometres travelled so we aimed to be away early and left Bear Creek at 8.30am. It was once again a very scenic trip on the road to Anchorage but there was a lot of cloud cover so the hills were not so visible but we took some more photos of interesting scenery. The trip back to Anchorage didn't seem nearly as long as the trip down to Seward; made Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Once past Palmer we were exploring new territory; we had decided to make Glennallen our destination for...

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Aug 3, 2010 - Anchorage - Glennallen

August 3, 2010 day 59 Anchorage- Glennallen We started out about 10 am for Glennallen on our way to Valdez. Valdez is 300 miles from Anchorage. I original thought it was further which was the reason for stopping over night in Glennallen but as it turned out, there were some rough sections of the road so it took longer to drive and was more tiring. The road takes you over Tahneta Pass , elevation 3000 feet. Part of the western section is narrow and windy whereas the eastern section has a lot of frost heaves. But the good news is the views...

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Aug 3, 2010 - Glennallen

Today started out bright and sunny and it has been bright and sunny all day. It is currently 83 in the motorhome and I am guessing about 75 outside. We left Anchorage around 0940 this morning and we refueled at the Fred Meyer fuel station in North Eagle River. From there we traveled north and then turned east on the Glenn Highway through Palmer and we arrived in Glennallen, AK around 1530. The road is good most of the way but portions through the passes and the road leading into Glennallen are rough due to frost heaves. Some of the frost...

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Jul 21, 2010 - Glennallen, AK

Campground: Tolsona Wilderness Campground The sun actually came out while we were dumping the tanks this morning. But as we drove to Eagle River to meet up with the rest of the group, the clouds rolled in. And it rained off and on all the way to Glennallen. Interesting fact, we left Anchorage at about 300 feet and climbed to over 3300 feet at Eureka Summit, the highest point on the Glenn Highway, before reaching Glennallen at about 1460 feet. We actually are about 13 miles west of Glennallen. All the campsites are on the Tolsona Creek....

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North to Alaska 2010

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