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Alaska 2010

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Alaska 2010

  1. 1. Anchorage, Alaska<br />October 2010<br />
  2. 2. Flying into Anchorage<br />View of the Cook Inlet and Sleeping Lady<br />
  3. 3. Kenai Peninsula and Cook Inlet<br />Layers upon layers of far-off mountains<br />
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  5. 5. Kincaid Park and the mud flats<br />
  6. 6. City of Anchorage<br />Delaney Park - A block from my aunt’s home<br />
  7. 7. Cook Inlet - Mt. Redoubt is the volcanic peak on the left which recently erupted in 2009<br />
  8. 8. Saturday morning flag football and soccer – Delaney Park<br />
  9. 9. Scandinavian bazaar at the Sons of Norway lodge<br />
  10. 10. Chugach State Park – Viewpoint from Glen Alps trailhead<br />
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  12. 12. Denali (aka Mt. McKinley) on the right<br />
  13. 13. The Sleeping Lady and the city of Anchorage<br />
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  15. 15. I savor the view of the Sleeping Lady<br />
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  17. 17. Hiking Powerline Pass – at the Glen Alps trailhead<br />
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  21. 21. Looking towards Denali and the city<br />
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  23. 23. Moose-spotting<br />
  24. 24. My cousin Elizabeth counts at eight bull moose and one female. Powerline Pass is a superb location to spot moose mating rituals during the autumn months.<br />
  25. 25. The female munches while a bull moose naps<br />
  26. 26. A very brave (or foolish?) photographer catches the action as the bull moose begin to approach each other to challenge for the female.<br />
  27. 27. Two bull moose (on left) engage in the ritual of “rutting”, in which they tangle up their antlers in a power struggle for the right to approach the female.<br />
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  31. 31. A frosty mid-day hike – temperatures were in the 40’s Fahrenheit in the sun; colder in the shade.<br />
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  35. 35. Driving into the city<br />
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  37. 37. Driving the Seward Highway<br />
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  39. 39. Potter’s Marsh<br />
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  43. 43. Beluga Point<br />
  44. 44. Elizabeth looks in vain for beluga whales<br />
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  53. 53. A glacier<br />
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  59. 59. A “ghost forest” – one of many along the highway killed by the devastating 1964 earthquake. Tsunami waves triggered by tremors washed away buildings and salt water killed the trees.<br />
  60. 60. A house destroyed by the tsunamis of the 1964 earthquake.<br />
  61. 61. Another “ghost forest”<br />
  62. 62. More glaciers in the Turnagain Arm<br />
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  65. 65. Chocolate fountain at the Alaska Wild Berry Products store in Anchorage.<br />
  66. 66. Flying out of Anchorage – glaciers below<br />

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