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Kluane Lake
August 13, 2003

ALASKA
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Alaska at Last!

Tok to Valdez

Valdez
  Eagles
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Russian River

Homer
  Misc. Pics

Whittier Road

Portage Glacier

Backyard Bear!
  (Anchorage)

Seward
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Talkeetna
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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'm already feeling a bit nostalgic about my Alaska journey being so near its end. We've entered BC again and the brief stay in Hyder on the way down will be the last town in Alaska we will visit. I am really looking forward to the Canadian Rockies and getting to see the beauty of Jasper and Banff National Parks, but it's also a little sad to be leaving Alaska. I truly do feel this will be the last time I will be able to do something this outlandish as it took a lot more time and money than originally anticipated, but it certainly has been more than well worth it, and something I will never regret.

When I was planning the trip up to Alaska, one of the first places I had really picked as a destination on the way in BC was the Cottonwood RV Park on Kluane Lake. However, they weren't even open for the season yet at the time I passed by in early May, so I was glad that they worked out perfectly for a stop on the way back down to the lower 48. Our first couple of days of travel after leaving North Pole were kinda cloudy, but by the time we pulled up to this blue wonder of a lake, the weather was beautiful.

I just loved how I could park the front of my home mere feet from the lake, directly facing it and able to hear the waves lapping on the rocky shore.
This is the view from the opposite side of my yard during this overnight stop.
After leaving the campground, this is a view of the road leading toward Whitehorse. It's hard to tell that's a motor home on the road to the far left - gives you some perspective on how massive those mountains are.
We stopped so many times just to take pictures of the different viewpoints, we were exhausted at the end of the day.
Heading south via: Cassiar Highway
 
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