Jen’s Journal – August 26, 2019

Day 58: Nabesna Road, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Mostly cloudy and chilly. The Nabesna Road has been anticlimactic. The Nabesna Road of Wrangell-St. Elias is a good representative of Alaska: inaccessible wilderness. I get that we are preserving our wilderness, and the way to do that is to keep people away. Then don’t give us... Continue Reading →

Jen’s Journal – August 25, 2019

Day 57: Liberty Falls, Edgerton Highway, AK Mostly cloudy and cool. Leaving the McCarthy Road and Chitina areas, we proceeded north toward the Nabesna Road entrance into Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. We stopped at Copper Center to visit Kate at the Bee Happy Coffee Co. We met her Monday, when we about-faced from WSE and... Continue Reading →

Copper Center Alaska

On route 4 from Glennallen to Valdez you could easily pass by Copper Center. Don’t miss this quick side trip. It is worth the time to visit. Take the Old Richardson Highway and then Copper Center Loop Road. Stop in the Bee Happy Coffee Company and have Kate pour you a cup of coffee. My... Continue Reading →

Jen’s Journal – August 23, 2019

Day 55: Kuskulana River, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park So here we are in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. This only became a park in 1980, and it is mixed in with private land and national wildlife preserve land, and some state land. The only way to get into the interior of the park is via... Continue Reading →

Jen’s Journal – August 22, 2019

Day 54: Valdez, AK Sunny and cool, with very calm waters. We overnighted along Dayville Rd., down from the hatchery. Tom got up early to fish. He had no luck today, so we prepared to go to Wrangell-St. Elias. We had lunch at the food truck “Nat Shack” in Valdez. Great halibut taco. It reminded... Continue Reading →

Jen’s Journal – August 21, 2019

Day 53: Sunny and cool. On our way to the harbor for showers we stopped at a small business advertising smoked salmon and PWS* shrimp. We picked up some smoked pink** and chum salmon and made a delightful omelette with salmon, onion, green and orange peppers, capers and havarti cheese. Tom considered buying another fishing... Continue Reading →

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