Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Hello from Copper Creek State Park Campground, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Chitina, Alaska!

 

Start time: 0930

Start odometer: 14232

Weather: Mostly cloudy for most of the day, but some nice sunshine in the late afternoon.  Temperature 46 F.

 

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Highlights:

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An Era Airlines Dash-8

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The terminal at VDZ

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Fu Kung, my place for dinner last night.

The wharf on the south end of Valdez.

The Alyeska Pipeline Company Terminal from across the Prince William Sound.  This is where the Exxon Valdez departed from before running aground.

Boats in the dock at Valdez.

This board describes the life cycle of Pink and Chum Salmon.

The future home of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

The story of gold rush stampeders having to climb a glacier to get beyond Valdez.

A quick story about Valdez.

Some of the beautiful mountains near Valdez.

This is the foundation of the Post Office in old Valdez.

This plaque, seen in the previous picture, describes old Valdez.

This plaque honors those who died in the 1964 earthquake.

An old road sign on display in the Valdez Museum.

This mahogany bar was taken from a famous town Pinzon saloon and put on display at the museum.

A street view in Valdez.

Tour boats docked for the season.

An interesting fishing boat.

At Worthington Glacier, this panel describes how research is being completed.

Routes traveled today: AK 4 - AK 10

Hotel: Copper creek State Park Campground, inside the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve -

 

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