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Aug 9, 2016 - Day 44 Glennallen

Day 44 Tolsana Wilderness RV Park. This is our 3rd stop here. Probably our favorite campsite. Very wooded and nice large campsites... All creek side. Electric and water. No wifi. Just peaceful. It's a real hidden gem. No tourist attractions nearby, so you don't get as many big rigs. Only a 4 hour drive from Wasilla. We had some sun!!! Ran over a rock that bent one of our stabilizers turning into the campsite. John took it off as it was hanging and wouldn't go up or down. Makes for a slightly shaky camper.

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Alaska...Again 2016

Aug 4, 2016 - Day 39 Tolsana

Day 39 Tolsana Wilderness Campground. Stayed here on way out. Nice wooded campsites by river. Wade got his fishing gear out and he and Jessica went fishing. Caught quite a few. Jessica liked holding them. She even kissed one (does that count as kissing a frog?) Final night of S'mores. Still having light rain off and on. Karen and Wade packed up and loaded some of their stuff in our trailer to take back. They leave tomorrow night at 11:45.

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Alaska...Again 2016

Jul 28, 2016 - Day 32 Glennallen

Day 32 Tolsana Wilderness Campground. Nice campground. Only a few other campers. Rustic. Elect only. Right by creek which the kids loved. Nice and quiet. Our RV GPS was taking us way past campground, so we had to turn around. Usually this thing is right on. On the way we stopped at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. They have reindeer, fox, Lynx, bears, a huge elk, etc. very interesting .Just a stop along the way, but pleasant.

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Alaska...Again 2016

Jul 19, 2016 - Day 56 Glennallen, Alaska

We left Steward early this morning. Good thing, because there is a fire along the road about 40 miles south of Anchorage. They only had one lane open, and we had to wait about a hour to get by. Later we heard it was backed up to a 3 - 4 hour wait. While in Steward we drove out to Exit Glacier and did a hike up a trail to the edge of the glacier. It was very interesting as they had placed signs alon the way where the glacier was in past years. The signs started several miles down the road, and went toward it. 1890's on up to the latest was...

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Jun 27, 2016 - Glennallen, Alaska

This morning Karen is still basking in the glory of having seen her whales, puffins, and orcas yesterday! We are leaving today and have to be checked out of here by 11 o'clock. We didn't make it, but were gone by noon. One interesting thing about Valdez is the bunnies, it seems like everywhere you go you see these dark brown and black bunnies in all sizes. I don't know if someone turned them loose or they escaped or what? They sure are cute and don't seem too afraid of humans. We are heading towards Wasilla to pick up some more...

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Jun 22, 2016 - Tulsona Alaska

The road from Chicken to the Alaska Highway took a long time since it was still off and on dirt, and big rolling hills that forced you to drive very slowly. If you tried to go 40 miles an hour, it felt like the truck on the back would snap off. We headed down the Alaska Highway for 12 miles and took the Tok Cutoff, through Glennallen to Tulsona. Once we left the Chicken road, we finally got back to beautiful mountain ranges and lots of water. The deeper we got into Alaska the more beautiful the scenery became. The river is the Little...

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Jul 19, 2015 - Glacier View

Yesterday we spent the day in Anchorage museums and a festival. Today we drove a short distance, arrived early, and spent the afternoon here watching the Dall sheep on the mountains across the street and drinking cheap wine. We finally got the good weather, so I was able to post a few scenery pix. Temps have been in the low 50s in the daytime since we got to Alaska. We had 60s today. We are on the home stretch now. In a few days we will put the camper on the Alaska ferry and take the inside passage to the south. I will not be posting then....

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Jun 15, 2015 - Matanuska Glacier

Did I say the other day that if you had seen one glacier then you had seen them all? NOT! Today our journey takes us down the Glenn Hwy toward Matanuska Glacier. This glacier is the largest glacier accessible by personal vehicle. That's right; you can actually drive down to the glacier where you can then go anywhere on it that you want but only after you sign 5 pages acknowledging that it is dangerous and the park does not assume any responsibility for any injuries or death. Really encouraged me to move forward! One of the things I have had...

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Aug 6, 2014 - Valdez to Tok

Monday, August 4, 2014 - Wednesday, August 6 Happy Birthday to our brother-in-law, Jerry Hackenberg. Hope you had a great day. Our day started out with rain and 53⁰. We spent the morning catching up on emails and paperwork. My, the information we have accumulated on this trip – purge, purge, purge! About noon the sun came out and things were looking brighter. We stopped at the Salmon Gulch fish hatchery. Talk about a fisherman’s dream. The salmon were so thick you could walk across the stream on their backs. The water was absolutely...

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Jul 20, 2014 - En route to Glennallen

Sun., July 20th – We took our time driving the Glen Highway between Wasilla/Palmer and Glennallen. Even though it was very overcast and drizzling at times, the views of the many lush pine covered mountains, the Matanuska Glacier, and the braided rivers along this route were breathtaking. We could only imagine what it would have been like on a clear day. At the Richardson Hwy junction, we turned south in the direction of Valdez. We chose to stop early at a pull-out near the river so Steve could try fishing a bit in the Klutina…a hot spot for...

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Jun 24, 2014 - To Glennallen. Copper River.

We drove off the highway to Chitina on the Copper River. The king and red (sockeye) salmon spawned from this river are famous here and throughout the West. The salmon heavily marketed in the lower 48 are caught in the salt water but fishing is still popular far upstream. Check the ingenious fish wheels in the pictures.

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Jun 21, 2014 - Glenn Highway North

Not much today since we are on the move to Valdez. Stayed in a nice RV park on Tosolna creek. The names of so many streams and lakes end in "na." It means "river" in the Ahtna language. There's the Tanana, Nanana, Tosolna...but haven't found a Banana River yet.

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