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Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | Views [288]

Two beautiful days of driving, hiking and just seeing the sights and now I am in Valdez. The drive along the Glenn Hwy out of Anchorage was spectacular. Then the southern portion of the Richardson Hwy was even better. Great views of glaciers, termination ... Read more >

Tags: bearfooting, road trip!, termination dust

Back on the Road quickly to the End of the Road

Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | Views [354]

We made it to HOMER! This is doubly exciting because that means Shannon's VW is fixed up and rolling along again. No longer are we stuck in Soldotna waiting for an axle, finally we are back on the road; waiting to uncover the next mini-adventure. Unfortunately, ... Read more >

Tags: bees, fish, homer, kachemak bay

Talk to me Goose

Saturday, 10 Sep 2011 | Views [251]

I've lost it.  I am stuck in Soldotna, AK on the Kenai peninsula. I have had a hotel room for three nights waiting for the car to be fixed up. During those three days I have managed to watch all three Karate Kids (the originals), Gone with the Wind, ... Read more >

Tags: down and out

Glaciers and Seals and Whales, oh my.

Sunday, 4 Sep 2011 | Views [404]

Aialik Glacier is SPECTACULAR. Sitting on a cruise boat a quarter mile off the glacier with the engine off just listening to the sound of the ice I was in constant awe. The sounds of the glacier are astonishing. Then to see a huge ice chunk break off, ... Read more >

Tags: breaching, calving, glaciers, whales

Skiing Again!

Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | Views [449]

We put in a huge effort to ski again and it was well worth it. After hiking up to Crow Pass with our overnight gear, we realized there were ski-able slopes up there. So we camped for the night and set the alarm for early in the morning.  In the morning, ... Read more >

Tags: alaska, glaciers, skiing

Back on Track

Friday, 26 Aug 2011 | Views [430]

It had been over a week since the noise started in Shannon's car. Not really a grind, not exactly a clicking. It almost sounded like the creaking of old wooden floors as you walk over them. It manifested itself during slow cornering; something with ... Read more >

Tags: alaska, hiking, mountains, ski resort, whales


Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 | Views [470]

It started on the Denali Highway. We had pulled off the road for a few pictures of the Susitna river valley, a break from the potholes, and at that moment it was not raining. Perfect time to stop and walk around. As we stretched our legs, there were ... Read more >

Tags: blueberries, hiking, jam

THE mountain is out!

Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | Views [405]

First off I will clear up the name of the mountain for those who have not heard this a million times; for those who have, skip to the second paragraph. Denali is the native name for the tallest peak in North America standing at 20,320ft. Furthermore, ... Read more >

Tags: denali, hiking, sunrise, sunset

Skiing in August... check

Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | Views [426]

This could be the highlight of the trip thus far. I think what makes is especially glorious was the complete swing of emotion. The day we drove up to the Gulkana glacier it was cold and raining. We were already wet from the previous nights rain, as was ... Read more >

Chena Hot Springs Road

Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | Views [619]

Here are just a few quick highlights from the past week. These are in the order which they occurred, not in any means are they in order of best to next best. 1. Beers, stories and amazing hospitality from the Stern family in Fairbanks. We meet them ... Read more >

Tags: camping, hiking, hot springs, on the road, scenery, wildlife

The Arctic Circle!

Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | Views [469]

While driving north on the Dalton Highway, the 400 mile haul road constructed in a mere five months to bring supplies to the newly approved oil fields in arctic Alaska, Shannon said to me: "if you had asked me as a child if I would ever travel into ... Read more >

Tags: camping, hiking, swimming

A Fish Tale

Tuesday, 26 Jul 2011 | Views [372]

It is a good thing I am not relying on my fishing abilities for survival; I have Ramen noddles and PB&J for sustenance. But it would definitely be nice to supplement those with some fresh fish every now and then. And thanks to a stocked lake and ... Read more >

Tags: fishing

Second Largest City in Alaska

Monday, 25 Jul 2011 | Views [515]

I've made it to Fairbanks! The Alaska Highway (connecting Alaska to the lower 48) was beautiful. The stretch through the Yukon was the most scenic thus far, or maybe that is just because I love the provinces' slogan; 'Larger than Life.' The road was ... Read more >

Tags: fishing, on the road

Santa's Coming, Santa's Coming! I know him.

Monday, 25 Jul 2011 | Views [351]

Buddy the Elf, what's your favorite color? I visited the North Pole today! It was AWESOME. Shannon was not as amused as I, but I guess he has just grown up too much. I saw the largest Santa statue ever, sat in Santa's sleigh, practically pet the reindeer and ... Read more >

Tags: christmas, north pole, santa claus

I drove the Alaska Marine Highway

Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | Views [379]

First off I will start by stating my extreme fondness for ferry rides. Being on the open water, wind blowing your hair back, the freedom to move around, and the smell of the sea make ferry's the best form of transportation around. Thus you can properly ... Read more >

Tags: camping, ferry, sightseeing

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