Touring Alaska - Back to Ancorage

Anchorage, Alaska

July 25 - 28

The Alaskan Adventure - 63 Days - 5,907 Miles

Anchorage RV Park

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There are not many paved highways in Alaska. State highways 1, 2, 3, 4, and 9 are paved and have at least one name. I think every highway is being repaired or improved, which means that even the paved highways have unpaved and muddy sections.
The names are interesting. As an example, Highway 1, which travels west to east, starts in the west on Homer Spit and is called: "Sterling Highway", changes to "Seward Highway" at the junction to Seward, then to "Glenn Highway" in Anchorage. And part of the Glenn Highway is called "Tok Cutoff" by many natives.

To go from the Kenai peninsula to Denali National Park requires passing through Anchorage again. So we decided to spend several restful days in Anchorage before going on to Denali.

Mark was the only one of our children to pay us a visit.
As Sue W. says, "He always was the favorite."

We road the tramway up to the Seven Glaciers restaurant from the Alyeska Resort Hotel down in the valley. Mt Alyeska is Alaska's premier ski area.

Having a great meal in the Seven Glaciers restaurant.
When it is not cloudy, you can see 7 glaciers from the restaurant.

Three of the 7 glaicers in the background (and a cloud).
Mark is standing on one of the ski slopes.

Outside the restaurant and tramway house.
You can see the chair lift in back which goes much higher and connects with several of the double diamond trails.

Down in the valley is the Seward Highway along the Turnagain Arm waters edge heading toward Anchorage. The Turnagain Arm drains into the Cook Inlet at Anchorage. It has the worlds second highest tide. The worlds highest tide is in Canada's Bay of Fundy, where we vacationed last fall.
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