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Alaska, Summer 2004

Alaska July 25 - August 5, 2004. Flew to Anchorage and rented an SUV (had some rough gravel roads in mind). From there we drove South to the Kenai Peninsula for Bear Viewing and a planned Glacier cruise (it was cancelled due to stormy weather, 9 foot waves and rising). Then back through Anchorage and over to the area of Wrangell - St. Elias National Park for flightseeing (drove the 60 mile gravel road into McCarthy and back) and a Glacier cruise out of Valdez. Then via the old Denali Highway (135 miles of gravel) to Denali National Park and a shuttle bus ride into Wonder Lake. Next, down to Talkeetna for flightseeing around and over Mt. McKinley. Then back down to the Kenai Peninsula for a 25 mile scenic raft trip on the Kenai River. Finally a 1 hour cruise on Portage Lake to see Portage Glacier, and then back to Anchorage and home. It was a busy trip of only 11 nights and just over 2700 miles on the rental car, but a lot of fun! I will break the actual shots into multiple sub-galleries for ease of viewing.

BTW: We saved around $1500 by buying a TourSaver coupon book from, and using the coupons for lodging, cruises, flightseeing, raft trip etc.
Bear Viewing at Wolverine Creek, 26-Jul-2004
:: Bear Viewing at Wolverine Creek, 26-Jul-2004 ::
Exit and Matanuska Glaciers, 27-28-Jul-2004
:: Exit and Matanuska Glaciers, 27-28-Jul-2004 ::
Wrangell-St. Elias Flightseeing, 29-Jul-2004
:: Wrangell-St. Elias Flightseeing, 29-Jul-2004 ::
Valdez Cruise, 30-Jul-2004
:: Valdez Cruise, 30-Jul-2004 ::
Old Denali Highway & Denali National Park, 31-Jul-04 till 2-Aug-04
:: Old Denali Highway & Denali National Park, 31-Jul-04 till 2-Aug-04 ::
Flyover of Mt. McKinley, 2-Aug-2004
:: Flyover of Mt. McKinley, 2-Aug-2004 ::
Whittier, 26 Glacier Cruise, 3-Aug-2004
:: Whittier, 26 Glacier Cruise, 3-Aug-2004 ::
Kenai River Raft Trip, 4-Aug- 2004
:: Kenai River Raft Trip, 4-Aug- 2004 ::
Portage Lake Glacier Cruise, 4-Aug-2004
:: Portage Lake Glacier Cruise, 4-Aug-2004 ::