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Jul 18, 2016 - Road trip to Hope AK

We took a road trip to Hope, AK today, "there is not much hope in Hope"! It's a little fishing village, a couple bars/restaurants, and not much more. We watched some people fly fishing for salmon, had a nice lunch at Tito's Discovery Café, stopped at Summit Lake Lodge for ice cream & photo ops on the way back to camp. We got word today (Monday) that the transmission has arrived in Anchorage, dealership said truck will probably be ready to pick up by Wednesday...we'll see...meanwhile, enjoy a few pics of the Hope area and Summit Lake...

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Alaska 2016

Jul 15, 2015 - Seward to Hope 6/26-28

Friday, June 26, 2015 Seward to Hope Porcupine National Forest Campground Site #20 Miles today: 76 Animals: 1 moose Today was pretty much an uneventful day. Well except when we came around a corner and there was a moose on the side of the road. It was too late to stop, but as we slowed down, the moose decided to run alongside, and then she ducked into the thick woods. Our campground was in the trees again and it was cool and cloudy with rain at times the whole time we were here. Porcupine Campground is listed as one of the “100 best...

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Jun 22, 2014 - Jun, 6/22 Hope, AK

Today is Sunday, so I cooked breakfast for Paul and me (outside within the screen tent), then headed off for church at the Soldotna Methodist Church. I haven't been in a Methodist service since i was a teenager -- a long time ago. I enjoyed the singing, praying and scripture reading. But an hour into the service that looked to go another one half to one hour, I decided I had to leave. Paul and I planned to drive to Hope. It took us a few minutes to load up and get out, but soon we were on the Sterling Highway, driving, again east. At the...

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To Alaska and Back

Jun 18, 2013 - There's Always Hope ...

Spent the night last night in Hope AK. This town was pretty much decimated by the 1964 Earthquake / Tsunami / Flood. Several old buildings were relocated in the years following. It is a beautiful location ... the town had "hope" ... and now they continue to thrive.

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Jun 17, 2013 - Portage Glacier

On our trip south from Anchorage today, the second major stop was at Portage Glacier. Portage Glacier is one of few that is easily accessible. It's 1/2 mile wide, 6 miles long, and 100 - 300 ft thick. This is not a "tidewater" glacier ... it is a freshwater glacier ... creating a land-locked lake. It was wonderful to experience … the pics will show what a beautiful setting this is. The sad thing?? … in a relatively short recent time, the glacier has receded hundreds of feet. Just a few years ago you were able to see the glacier from the...

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Aug 1, 2012 - Hope

Hope is small gold mining town that is located on Turnagain Arm of the Cook Inlet. We panned for gold in the very cold waters of Resurrection Creek but we did not come away with any gold. We hiked and took a tour of the town with one of the locals who really likes to tell his stories to the tourist. It was interesting.

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Jun 16, 2012 - Day 53, Hope, Alaska

Day 53, Saturday, June 16, 2012 Happy Birthday Jessica!! Cooper’s flight came in with no problems last night. We went straight to Walmart to buy him some sweatshirts and pants because he doesn’t own any warm stuff. The tide was full and starting to run out of Turnagain Arm and I’m pretty sure I saw the belugas over on the other side going out with the tide. We stopped for dinner at a restaurant that faces the water and had beautiful views of the water and the mountains. I finally had some salmon after all this time in Alaska. It was really...

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Jul 29, 2011 - Hope, AK - Beautiful Drive

(Ron Writing) We were up late last night so slept late this morning and then after a great breakfast of buttermilk pancakes with fruit on top we left Kenai. Our first stop was the nearby town of Soldotna where we stopped at the seafood processing plant and purchased several items for the freezer. Near the store we suddenly had a wonderful view of Mt. Redoubt (10,197) straight west of Soldotna across Cook Inlet. We then headed east on the Sterling Highway to Skilak Lake Rd. This is a loop road, gravel, which runs for about 18 miles before...

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Jul 18, 2011 - Hope, AK

Our decision was to leave Homer and find a camping spot between Hope and Whittier. We found a USFS campground past the Hope Highway toward Whittier. It had no hook-ups and was off the beaten path next to a creek. Campground is The Granite Creek Campground. It has 19 sites and probably only had 5 of them occupied. It's good to get away from the RV parks and feel the backwoods. We were concerned for bears and took precautions. We unhooked the car and drove 14 miles to check out the town of Hope. It's located at the end of Hope Highway on...

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Jul 14, 2011 - Kenai Peninsula

7/13 Wednesday heading to the Kenai Pennisula We left McGrath at 9:30am and was back inAnchorage around 10:30 am. From the airport, we had to pick up a bag left at the Hampton and then went to a Walmart to pick up some supplies.  My favorite place to go and see walmartians.  I had Tim stop at this rock shop I had found online, Nature's Jewel, to information about rockhounding. I got drill bits for my dremmel to drill holes in rocks. Then we got on the Seward highway heading towards Copper Landing.  We stopped at a BBQ pit for a quick...

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Aug 1, 2010 - More Fishing and Another Bear Situation!

Monday Aug 1 – More Fishing and another bear situation - We did not leave King Salmon Campground until nearly noon after Pat made one last run to the Moose is Loose Bakery for some apple fritters to put in the new freezer. Dick decided he would like to fish for Pink Salmon again at Hope so we planned to stop there and spend the night. Well we got there about 3 PM and Dick suggested that if he could catch some Pinks fairly quickly we could continue on our way toward Anchorage and stop at Williwaw National Forest Service Campground for the...

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Jul 25, 2010 - To Hope, AK and fishing for Humpies

Sunday July 24 – To Hope and some more fishing - After spending Saturday as a down day in Fort Richardson on Monday we headed back south to the Kenai Peninsula and to the small and picturesque town of Hope, Alaska. A fellow camper at Fort Richardson had told us that the Pink Salmon (also called Humpies because the males develop a huge hump on their backs as they prepare to spawn) were running in Resurrection Creek in Hope and Dick wanted to try his luck fishing for them. It rained much of the way down to Hope. When we got set up in the tiny...

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