Bill & Deanie's Trip To Alaska 2012

  July11th July 12

Valdez to Haines

When we got up this morning the clouds were hanging just below the mountains. And the sun was out! There was a large group of young people headed out on a kayaking venture just below our campsite.

We left Valdez at about 9 am and headed toward Tok, AK. Road was rough until we got on the Tok Cutoff Hwy. From that point to Tok road had only a couple of rough spots and of course some construction delays. Along the route we spotted 2 swans and got a few pics.

The Wrangell-St Elias National Park Mountains are just amazing. As we made our way down the road we got different viewing angles of the mountains all day. The tallest is over 16,000 ft.

We arrived at the Sourghdough Campground in Tok about 4:45pm. We checked in and found that they had a RV wash so we took a few minutes to remove the top layer of dirt. I also got some of the road tar off of the rig (truck/trailer) while Deanie once again did laundry. Campground is set in the spruce trees, has WIFI (sites close to office)and a pancake breakfast with Reindeer Sausage.

 

July 11th Bear Paws Campground, Valdez, AK. to Sourghdough Campground, Tok, Ak
 
 
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(If you don't see the "blue line" grab the map and pull it to the left or right and the line will appear - Also the little minus on the left side zooms you out and the plus zooms you in)  

If you would like to see for yourself what we are seeing, click on the "view Larger Map".  Then go to the street view and get a 360 deg view of the roads we are traveling.  I love that feature!

 

 

Early morning at Valdez.  Does it get any better than this?
   
Kyakers on their way out for a paddle.  They should have had a wonderful day for it.
   
Bridal Veil falls on the left. 
   
Glacier fed rivers & Wrangell-St Elias National Park mountains in the background.
   
Hard to say which mountain this is but there are several  between 14,000 and 19,000 ft.
   
A little closer.
   
Trumpeter swans. Nest here by the hundreds in early spring.
   
The view was much better than the picture. Travel in the North country.  You can't really experience this anywhere else that we have traveled. 
   
   
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