The Richardson Highway that we took down to Valdez, Alaska is one long, meandering curve after another. Barely a stretch of straight road created awe-inspiring vistas that seemed to just spring-up of nowhere. One second we were driving along the road with tall trees and colorful wildflowers by our sides, the next second our eyes were popping out of our heads trying to comprehend the magnificence of a stunning sight of sun beams bathing massive, jagged snow-covered peaks that somehow just appeared in front of us. That stretch of highway was made for the gods, I do believe.
Tag Archives: Valdez
Valdez, Pronounced Valdeez
July 27, 2009 – 12:01 am
By Kristen Magnuson | Posted in Accomodation Reviews, Action Sports, Alaska, Food, History, North America, USA | Also tagged Alaska, alaska b & b's, alaska hotels, anchorage, Brookside Inn Bed and Breakfast, columbia glacier, glaciers, icebergs, Keystone Outfitters, Pangaea Adventures, richardson highway, sea kayaking, valdez accommodation, white water rafting | Comments (1)
Photo of the Week: Icy Wonderland
July 8, 2009 – 12:01 am
While visiting Valdez, our final destination in Alaska, we had the pleasure of sea kayaking near glacial icebergs with our host, Pangaea Adventures. The scenery and colors were out of this world.
By Craig Johnson | Posted in Alaska, North America, Photo of the Week, USA | Also tagged Alaska, glacier, ice bergs, Pangaea Adventures, sea kayaking | Comments (1)
Nels’ Notes: Nomadic Wandering Shenanigans June 26-July 3, 2009
July 3, 2009 – 1:40 am
Miles, upon miles, upon miles. Miles in the rearview mirror. That, for sure, was the theme of this week, as we traveled from Valdez, Alaska to Edmonton, Alberta. That is a haul, spanning close to 2,000 miles.
We spent the weekend at the wonderful Brookside Inn Bed and Breakfast, and were graciously accommodated by hosts Jerry and Susie. We had some great meals and conversations with them, and were beyond lucky that they had an abundance of halibut. Home cooked meals are never taken for granted by anyone on the crew.
By Nels Thoreson | Posted in Accomodation Reviews, Action Sports, camping, Canada, Expedition Updates, North America, USA | Also tagged Alaska, alberta, bed and breakfast, Bluebird, Brookside Inn Bed and Breakfast, Canada, Edmonton, Jack Kerouac, Keystone Outfitters, La Boheme Restaurant, Laird Hot Springs, Lonesome Traveler, Mile High Music Festival, Pangaea Adventures, Ryan Bingham, Top of the World Road, Toyota Tundra, USA | Comments (1)