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My son and I got a chance to go to Alaska for two weeks at the beginning of this month, and it was absolutely fantastic...a bucket list item that not only lived up to, but surpassed all my expectations. It was also my 49th state...only HI left. But I liked AK so much I may have to go back there (maybe a bunch of times) before I get to that one.

We flew into Anchorage, spent time on the Kenai Peninsula, just off the Glenn Hwy in Glacier View, and also visited Denali National Park. Here are a few photos from the trip.

Overlook above Homer:


An eagle hauling some leftover Salmon bits in Seldovia:


An otter munching on an octopus in Kachemak Bay:


Outside of Seward:


Eagle in Seward:


Moose by the Kenai River:


Matanuska Glacier:


Panorama of Matanuska Glacier and the valley from Lion's Head:


From the top of a mountain above the Matanuska Glacier and River:


Ridgeline at the mountian top:



A flock of sheep on the back side of the mountain:


Denali/Mt. McKinly (by a miracle we actually got to see it!):


Momma bear with 3 cubs in DNP:


Caribou in DNP:
 
Posts: 8149 | Location: In the Cornfields | Registered: May 25, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Thanks for sharing those wonderful pictures!
 
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That is gorgeous. Beautiful pics.
 
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looks like the weather cooperated for your visit. Yes, great pix too.



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Nice pictures.

Sounds like your experience was similar to mine. I've been through a good bit of the states but Alaska blew me away.


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Great Photography!
Thanks for sharing.
 
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Wow you got some great shots.
 
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looks like the weather cooperated for your visit.


Yeah, we had great weather. It only really rained twice, and both of those days we were travelling, so we missed out on views from the road, but at least we didn't have to be out in it. Bugs weren't bad either.

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Sounds like your experience was similar to mine. I've been through a good bit of the states but Alaska blew me away.


It's the complete package. There were areas that reminded me of some of my favorite places like Michigan's Upper Peninsula (Boreal Forest, Coastline, etc) or the Bighorn Mountains in Wyoming...but Alaska just takes it to the next level and adds ocean and glaciers and wildlife at a level that I've never seen anywhere else. It was an awesome experience and I can't wait to go back!
 
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Beautiful photos! What a great state Alaska is!




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You definitely got lucky with the weather. This summer has really sucked all 3 or 4 days of it we've had...




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Posts: 11737 | Location: Eagle River, AK | Registered: September 12, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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You definitely got lucky with the weather. This summer has really sucked all 3 or 4 days of it we've had...


We were told that multiple times while we were there, and I won't apologize...I take what I can get Big Grin. We did get to see some rain, so I can definitely understand how it can get gloomy, but I was grateful for the great weather that we did have.

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I have been looking for a way to get up there for at least 20 years, and I'll say it was totally worth it. Do it. You won't regret it. Now I want to drive it!
 
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We just got back from a 10 day cruise through Alaska, what an amazing trip and wow great pics
 
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We just got back from a 10 day cruise through Alaska, what an amazing trip and wow great pics


Nice! If you've got any photos you'd be willing to share, I'd love to see them! My wife's aunt and uncle spent a summer in southern Alaska working at a resort affiliated with one of the cruise lines, and that area looks absolutely amazing.
 
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OK did you hike up that mountain or were you air lifted on a Huey LOL



 
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OK did you hike up that mountain or were you air lifted on a Huey LOL


Believe me, if that had been an option I'd have been all over it Big Grin! We definitely hiked it, and the pain was real, lol. It was over a month ago and I still have a bruise under the big toenail on my left foot from jamming my toes into the front of my shoes all the way down!
 
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Excellent pics! We’ve not visited Alaska yet, but these shots make me want to go!

My late aunt was a consummate RV-traveler and drove the Alaskan Highway at least once that I remember her talking about, maybe twice. She lived in a beautiful state herself (Colorado) but was thoroughly impressed with what she saw in Alaska.



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She lived in a beautiful state herself (Colorado) but was thoroughly impressed with what she saw in Alaska.


I love the West. Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Utah...all beautiful. Alaska was somehow different, though...more remote, less developed. There was much more of an attitude of self-reliance than I've ever experienced anywhere else. I've had small tastes of that in areas of the western lower 48, but AK just takes it to a new level (at least once you got out of the city).

The people I got to work with up there were awesome. My kind of people. If it breaks, they fix it. If they can't buy it or get it where they need it, they just make it themselves on-site. They find ways of getting stuff done, and there aren't any safety-karens around to criticize how they did it, either.
 
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Beautiful state.. Had a personal saying while there...."to hell with the lower "48 states".. and "if the Good Lord was to take a vacation that Alaska would be the destination But not inside any city limit boundries"..................... drill sgt.
 
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Very nice. Glad you got to spend a fair amount of time there. Been up there a dozen times or more. It never gets old.



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