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Jun 19, 2008 - Wrangell St. Elias National Park

After leaving Tok, we headed west along the Glenn Highway towards Wrangell-St.Elias National Park. This park, which encompasses all the lands surrounding the Wrangell and St. Elias mountain chains, is the largest park (in terms of square miles) in the entire National Park System. However, the park is almost totally inaccessible--there are two rough roads which go a short distance into the park from two different points on the eastern side of the park. Otherwise, one really is limited to flying over the park for a birds-eye view. Our goal...

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May 31, 2008 - Start of the Land Package - Whittier To Copper River

This morning we dis-embarked from the Diamond Princess for the last time and officially started the Land Package of our trip. Off the ship and a short walk down the pier, up a ramp, across and down another pier and we boarded the Klondike Express. The Klondike was going to ferry us from Whittier across the Prince William Sound to Valdez. This will be about a 2 1/2 hour trip. From Valdez, we will board a motor coach and travel about 3 1/2 hours to the Copper River Wilderness Lodge owned by Princess Cruises. There, we will stay for two...

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Aug 22, 2007 - Valdez - Slana

Overnight it poured rain, and this morning the weather is worse than yesterday. If the weather had been better, we would have liked to take a boat ride to see the glaciers, but it is no use if you can't see anything. We took the family vote and decided to move on. We backtracked over the pass, and the weather improved the further away we went. We had decided to go to Slana, which is where the road goes into Wrangell- St. Elias park. Once we get back to Glenallen, we rejoin the Glenn Highway, and follow along the edge of Wrangell- St. Elias...

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Jun 29, 2007 - Day 18: Super high mountains

Made up for our sleep deficit by staying in bed until nearly 8 this morning. Marilyn started the procedure of collapsing the trailer while Dave did post office, grocery and ATM errands. We pulled out about 10:30 on our way to Chitina near Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. On the way we had some "Oh Wow" level views of Mt. Sanford (16,237 ft.) and Mt. Drum, although our pictures can't do them justice with mid-day sun and many white clouds competing with the snowfields. A late lunch was eaten while updating the trip journal...

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Sep 11, 2005 - Denali Highway

Tuesday 6th Sept Off on the dirt road we go, again. This time to Wrangell St Elias Nat Park. Stuffed around at the Nat Park HQ for a while and bought the inspiring video of the place. Just made you wanna get out and climb one of the mountains. We weren't quite that adventurous but had a great time just the same. Had a bit of trouble with the car on the way there.. One of the rear brake bleeder valves came loose. Edi was able to fit it too! All we had to do was borrow a wrench from a passer-by from Colarado. Damn nice chap. Lost about an...

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