Alaska Trip

Theresa and I went to Alaska during Aug. 26 through Sept. 5, 1999. We had a great time! We flew into Anchorage, and then headed up to Denali National Park for a few days. We camped in the park and saw lots of wildlife. We also went on a heli-hike! Then we drove across the state on the Denali Highway, went south to Glenallen, and came back across on the Glenn Highway. We stopped at the Alaska State Fair, and then headed south to Kenai Fjords National Park and the town of Seward. Took a boat ride, climbed a glacier, went home.

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We spent a day walking around downtown Anchorage. That dogsled is at the starting line of the Iditarod race. And in case you didn't know, Malden is 3395 miles from Anchorage.
We camped for three nights in Denali National Park. We were fortunate to see Mt. McKinley for two days in a row (it is normally obscured by clouds).
We went on a "heli-hike" in the Denali area. We flew in a helicopter for about 10 minutes to the top of a mountain, and then hiked around for the afternoon. They picked us up about 4 hours later.
We drove across the state on the Denali Highway, which includes 115 miles of dirt road (don't tell Avis!). We happened to be in Alaska during the roadsign hunting season.
The Alaska State Fair happened to be going on while we were in Palmer. We saw some weird stuff, including pig races, giant mutant cabbages, and some excellent souvenirs (check out the thrones, below left)

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