Posted by: sunnyharvy | July 13, 2015

On the Road to Valdez

Leaving Huck’s Hobbit Homestead was bittersweet, but there is lots more to see and do here in Alaska before the short summer season is over. The next leg of our journey takes us south towards Valdez.

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Only got a quick photo of this couple through haRVy’s windshield as we passed the on the highway. Wish we could have stopped to hear their story.

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Pausing to be grateful that we’re not traveling in that buggy.

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Probably won’t see a dog sled made into a flower planter anywhere other than Alaska.

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Downtown Copper Center

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We’ve seen dozens of these abandoned roadside businesses. Each makes me a little sad. How long ago was gasoline only $1.45 a gallon?

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A competitor in a the Fireweed 400 bike race across Alaska.

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Worthington Glacier

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This photo and the following ones were shot at Blueberry Lake Campground. Described by The Milepost publication as, “Tucked into an alpine setting between tall mountain peaks, this is one of Alaska’s most beautifully situated campgrounds.” We couldn’t agree more.

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View from our windshield while in campsite.

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Alpine tundra a short hike from our campsite.

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Back on the highway to Valdez we soon reach Bridalveil Falls.Valdez0241

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Horsetail Falls and a famous photographer.

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This is the shot I was taking.

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Welcoming committee at Valdez Glacier Campground.

HURRAY!!! I am caught up with my blog postings. Hope you are enjoying them. I welcome your comments. Thanks for following us.

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Responses

  1. Absolutely enchanting blog, fabulous photos-enjoying the adventures right along with you.

    • Thank you Sharyn. Glad to know you’re following.

  2. A famous photographer indeed! There is much beauty – love Bridalveil Falls, the flowers, and yes there is sadness with abandonment of towns. Alas, change amongst unfoldment.

  3. That M37 6×6 seems more suited for the roads up there than the Westy!

  4. Alaska is beautiful and I love all the old vehicles turned in to “art.” Great photos.


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