Alaska 2008

As you know I didn't finish the entries from last year's Ireland trip. Time waits for no one, and before I knew it we were in the Jeep pointed toward the Richmond Airport. This time we were headed to Alaska. This is a brief summary of our two weeks of traveling across Alaska with the McCulloughs.

Denali was our first stop. We were not able to visit Denali on our first trip to Alaska so I placed it high on the list of things to see. Below is Mt McKinley from the park road. The clouds are partly obscuring it. 80% of visitors never get to see this much due to cloud coverage.

While in Denali we went on a Tundra Wilderness Tour, a Discovery Hike, visited the Denali Wilderness Learning Center, and watched a dogsled demonstration.

Next we traveled south to Seward. We hiked the Exit Glacier first.

The main event was the Kenai Fjords Cruise. Spectacular!

Finally we headed west to Homer to visit Susan's Aunt and Uncle. While there were attended a wedding and fished for halibut.

My trip by the numbers:
  • Miles flown - 8,280
  • Miles driven - 1,254
  • Average hours of sunlight - 19.5
  • Pictures taken - 534
  • Elevation Range - Sea level to 3800 feet
  • Flights seated next to a bathroom - 2
I'll give each event its own blog entry. Keep watching for more.


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