Alaska, June 1-11, 2000

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We left New Jersey at 8:00 AM on Thursday, June 1st and arrived in Anchorage at about 2:30 PM with a four hour time difference and a sun that hardly sets.  In a rental car, we drove from Anchorage to Seward with plenty of time to stop at Portage to view the ice floes, and to wave to one of the last trains to travel to Whittier before the tunnel opened the next week.  The long day seemed deceptively short because of the bright sun.

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Ice floes

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Train to Whittier

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Starting point of Iditarod race

In Seward we visited the SeaLife Center and took an all day boat trip to view sea life in its natural environment in the Kenai Fjords.

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Alaska Sealife Center

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On board a Major Marine tour.

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Orca whales

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Salmon fishing

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Exit glacier

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Russian River


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Train station in Anchorage

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Train to Denali

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First view of Denali

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View from train

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Nan Eagleson and
Elderhostel class

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Wild life in Denali

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Early ranger hut

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Charlie with Mt McKinley in background

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Outdoor class

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Owl's Nest

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Sled dog

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Hitching up the dogs

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A fast ride

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Cool down

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Photo op

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Start of hike

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Wild flowers

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Trail end -- Mt Healy overlook

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View from hike

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Bottom of trail

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Todd's home

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Todd's project

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Walk around the neighborhood

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Mike Mays

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Brown bear with cubs

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Dall sheep

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Last night social

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Farewell drink