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Cassiar Highway Scenes
August 18, 2003

ALASKA
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On the Way (Canada)

Alaska at Last!

Tok to Valdez

Valdez
  Eagles
  Mineral Creek
  Lu-Lu Belle Cruise

Russian River

Homer
  Misc. Pics

Whittier Road

Portage Glacier

Backyard Bear!
  (Anchorage)

Seward
  Kenai Cruise

Talkeetna
  Flightsee Denali

Denali Nat'l Park

Kluane Lake

Cassiar Hwy. Bear
  Highway Scenes

Stewart/Hyder
  Waterfall Road

Jasper Nat'l Park
  Maligne Lake

Icefields Parkway
  Athabasca Falls
  Athabasca Glacier
  Overnight at Glacier
  Lake Louis Road
  Lake Louise

Banff, Alberta

Johnston Canyon

Misc. Pics

Fireweed Pics

Skagway (side trip)
  White Pass RR
  Return Trip

Alaska Journaling

My Article About
This Alaska Trip

I keep trying to get over comparing unfavorably the way the mountains looked mostly covered in snow than they do now, with most of the snow melted. The varying shades and lushness of the green trees growing so far up the mountainsides, then the interesting patterns and colorations of the avalanche chutes are interesting, but I guess what I miss about the snow cover is that is what screamed "Alaska" to me - the snow made the surroundings look wilder and more untamed somehow. The mountains seemed much more imposing and majestic covered in cold crisp white than they do in lush flowing green. But their beauty cannot be denied no matter what and we are still daily blessed and thankful for what we are getting to witness.

It didn't matter which way you looked, the beauty was inescapable. We had to make several stops just to catch our breaths - this kind of intense sensory input can make you dizzy!
I especially loved the shades of blue - I'd never seen water this color before, even in Hawaii.
Driving toward mountains never lost its thrill for us, either.
We always loved to see how the clouds hugged the mountaintops and provided a never ending variety of views
Each more beautiful than the next.
Next - The beautiful road to: Stewart / Hyder
 
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