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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Valdez, AK

We spent a week in Valdez and thoroughly enjoyed it! Valdez is a pretty small town with only one grocery store, but it makes up for its lack of “town” with the sheer beauty of its surrounding landscape. We knew we were in for something special as we drove through Keystone Canyon oooing and ahhhing … Continue reading »

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Wrangell St. Elias National Park

Welcome to America’s largest National Park! We were only able to spend a couple of hours here at the Park Visitor Center as we drove through to Valdez. A person could spend a lifetime exploring the mountains and ice fields. We really wanted to go to the Kennicott National Landmark (which is inside the NP), … Continue reading »

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Tok, AK

Since we had to leave Haines early, we decided to drive all the way to Tok. There are around 250’ish miles between Haines and Tok and it only took us six or seven hours to drive it on some of the worst roads we’ve seen yet! So. Bad. The one good thing about these roads… … Continue reading »

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Haines, AK

We started our Alaskan adventure off in the small Portage Cove town of Haines. We had an amazing  place to stay that was right on the water where we spent most days watching the Bald Eagles playing in the breeze. The problem with Haines…the cruise ships. When they came in to port the internet would … Continue reading »

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Oh, Canada…

We crossed into Canada on June 21 and spent five days exploring on the way to the Alaskan border. We stayed two nights in Banff exploring Banff National Park and the surrounding area.  The campgound in Banff was different from what we’ve seen before. Instead of having a small driveway type of spot for each … Continue reading »

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Huckleberry Valley and the Hoodoos…

Sooo…today we drove from Three Forks, MT to Shelby, MT to stay overnight on our way to Canada! The drive between Helena and Great Falls was absolutely gorgeous! The road was cut right through the mountain range and it was really cool! In the picture above you can see a bridge we went over. We … Continue reading »

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Madison Buffalo Jump State Park

Madison Buffalo Jump was used by numerous Native American tribes for about 2000 years. Young men called ‘runners’ were trained in speed and endurance. The ‘runners’ would wear buffalo, antelope, or wolf skins and cause entire herds of buffalo to stampede off the cliff. By using logs, the tribes would funnel the buffalo to certain … Continue reading »

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