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Whittier, Alaska
July 4 , 2003

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Alaska at Last!

Tok to Valdez

Valdez
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Russian River

Homer
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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 took off on the Seward Highway from Anchorage intending only to visit Portage Glacier today, but met up with some great people who informed me of other things I shouldn't miss. While I was told there's not much in the town of Whittier itself, the road to it off the main highway is a pretty drive partly through an interesting tunnel that is only one lane, so the two directions have to share it at different times. Traffic going into Whittier goes on the half hour and from Whittier on the hour. There's a track in the middle so it is also shared by the train that used to be the only way by land into Whittier. The tunnel is not for those suffering from claustrophobia - it is very confined and goes on for two miles.

This was taken at one of the many scenic spots on the Seward Highway.
Another amazing view from the highway. Under perfectly clear skies, it was an exceptional day.
This was taken on the side of the road right before you get to the tunnel to Whittier.
This was taken from the town of Whittier.
 
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