Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Sourdough Creek BLM Campground to Valdez, Alaska

This is our campsite at Sourdough Creek BLM Campground where we spent last night and started our travels from today.  The trip would be just under 150 miles to Valdez.


We stopped at the Wrangell – St Elias National Park Visitor Center to get a photo of the Wrangell Mountains in the distance.  We had a beautiful day for the photo.


How’s this for a close-up of a bald eagle?


After spending some time at the visitor center, we continued on our way and stopped at a turn out by Willow Lake for lunch.  What a fantastic view!


Before getting to Valdez, we took a left on Dayville Rd to Allison Point Campground.  From where we’re parked we can view the ending point of the Alaska Pipeline.


Apparently, the fishing isn’t good at this time, so we seem to have the entire campground to ourselves so far.  We took advantage of that, and parked sideways along the bay.


This is our view across the bay.


Tomorrow we’ll probably be checking into the glacier and wildlife cruise that is available here through our Alaska Toursaver Coupon Book.

Wildlife sightings for today included:  2 trumpeter swans, 1 caribou, 2 bald eagles (in addition to the photo above), and 2 (roadkill) porcupines.

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