Pictures taken during the Backroads multi-sport Alaskan trip from July 12 thru July 19 2002. (Click on the thumbnail for a full 1024x768 versions).
Day 2 - Biking, Hiking and Rafting around the Manatuska Glacier and River. (First day was meeting in Anchorage and driving to the Sheep Mountain Lodge).
Biking by the Manatuska Glacier.
Hiking by a tributary to the Manatuska River
Rafting down the Manatuska River
Day 3 - Cycling from Sheep Mountain to Glennallen
Stopping for lunch along the way at the Drunken Forest Museum
Wild flowers along the road and views of Mt. Blackburn.
Day 4 - Cycling from Glennallen to Chitina and the flight to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.
The Caribou Lodge in Glennallen
Walking along the Alaskan Pipleine
More views along the Edgerton Highway.
Waiting in Chitina for the flight to Kennicot, Our pilot and passengers, and the view of the Kennicot and Root glaciers from the plane.
The copper refinery and the Kennicot Glacier Lodge in Kennicot.
Resting on the front Porch of the Kennicot Glacier Lodge (Enjoying a cold Alaskan Amber Ale).
Views from Kennicot.
Day 5 - Glacier hiking on the Root Glacier in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. This was arranged thru the St. Elias Alpine guides located in Kennicot.
Views of the abandoned copper mining structures in Kennicot.
Hiking towards the Root Glacier
Approaching the edge of the Glacier
Out on the ice
Glacier hiking group photo
Day 6 - Flight back to Chitina and cycling to Valdez
Commercial Salmon fishing outside Chitina
A Glacier along the climb to Thompson Pass
Crossing Thompson Pass
Horsetail Falls along the descent to Valdez
Day 7 - Ferrying across Prince William Sound from Valdez to Whittier
Walking toward the ferry docks and waiting to board.
Sea Lions along Prince William Sound!
Waterfall thru the rain (Only day of rain on the trip!)
Day 8 - Shuttle back to Anchorage and the end of the trip.
Group picture on the final night at Mount Alyeska resort.
Watching the tide come in along the Turnagain arm of the Cook Inlet during the shuttle back to Anchorage.
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