Alaska-The Last Frontier

May 22, 2016

THIS PAGE IS OF OUR TRAVELS IN ALASKA

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This page is of our Alaska travels. It includes Anchorage, Whittier, Girdwood, Portage Glacier, Mt. Denali, Fairbanks, Northpole, Delta, Glenallen, Worthington Glacier, Thompson Pass, Valdez, Keystone Canyon & Valdez Glacier

Alaska is truly the “Last Frontier”. I picked up only one of the sands of this sea. I have never seen such vast mountain ranges and wilderness. I’m heading back some other time!

ALL ALASKA VIDEOS ARE FROM OUR 3RD JOURNEY

To see the complete Itinerary of the 3rd Journey click here

The next 3 videos are of Anchorage

Here is a tour of Anchorage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUB8MLplIV4

Anchorage City Tour

Here is some moose that came in the back yard of my B&B

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5dPyT7llL8

Alaskan Moose


I went to a Mexican Independence celebration in downtown Anchorage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsGt6ofYoTU

Mexican Independence Celebration

The next 5 videos are of Whittier, Portage Glacier and Girdwood

I rented a car for 5 days and set out on a 1/2 day trip close to Anchorage to test Alaska out. I went on the Seward highway to Whittier and most of the way it was so foggy you couldn’t see in front of you. But, lo and behold, just before the final turn to Whittier, the heavens opened up.
Wow, this 1/2 day trip was just a teaser to what you’ll see.
At the beginning of this video, you’ll see the moose that come into the yard of the B&B every morning-then you’ll see when the heavens open up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPnybSxFBLE

Seward Highway

You’ll get your first view of Prince William Sound and the little town of Whittier

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFbQspqcjYU

Whittier, Alaska

This is the last stop on my 1/2 day trip. I take a detour on the way back to Anchorage and stop at the ski town of Girdwood. Alaska has so many mountains, that I couldn’t film enough of them.
So here is some more

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDy8hB0cdeY

Girdwood


This next video is of a 2 1/2 mile tunnel (the longest tunnel in North America) through a mountain that gets you to Whittier. It is actually for a train. But they allow cars every hour to go through this mountain. It is trippy!!!!!! You also get a view of my first glacier-Portage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUDEp6D_Pu0

Portage Tunnel

Here’s another video with the tunnel and Portage Glacier

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFgf9evOkEQ

Portage Tunnel & Glacier

The next 2 videos are of Mt. Denali

I’m heading out of Anchorage to Mt. Denali (aka Mt. McKinley). What a sight. The tallest mountain in North America. I was at a view point that was over 40 miles away and it still looked massive.
Check it out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k6joI-tcoQ

On to Mt. Denali

Alaska is so huge and full of wilderness that if your new to the area, you got to realize that the gas stations are few and far between. Yup, you guessed it-I ran out of gas. It took only 5 minutes for some friendly Alaskans to pick me up and take care of me. Thanx guys. Oh yeah, some more of that Alaskan Wilderness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2b3tRaSeo4

On to Denali National Park 2

The next 9 videos are of a local and native
giving me a whirlwind tour of the Fairbanks area

I’m on my way to Fairbanks from Denali

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJUW763isvc

On to Fairbanks

Van, the owner of The Alaska Heritage House B&B and her good friend Valerie gave me a million dollar tour of the Fairbanks area. In this video you’ll see a Muskox farm. Check out the hair on these dudes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pv8AXzeKaIU

Fairbanks Tour

In this video, you’ll see a local watering hole that the pope and ronald reagan visited. You’ll find out who was the originator of the “Alaskan Gold Rush”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8Vhupsij04

Fairbanks Tour 3

Here is a unique outhouse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5Z1tFv7Z-w

Fairbanks Outhouse

Here is an Ice Museum outside of Fairbanks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgTL8DGRco8

Ice Museum


Here’s downtown Fairbanks & the Pipeline

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TI7cSD-bzhg

Fairbanks

We are on top on Ester Dome near Fairbanks. Check out these views!!
Find out how Fairbanks was founded.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POQXBAxX7tA

Fairbanks Tour 2

In this video, we eat at the Chatanika lodge-check out all the animals inside this lodge. Then you’ll see the gas station/restaurant made famous by the Ice Road Truckers. This is the last stop to get gas on the way to Barrow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6mvpM-5zd8

Fairbanks Tour 4

Here is a hot springs outside of Fairbanks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UFM7ZzgCa8

Hot Springs

The next 7 videos are of the Alaskan frontier

Here is the town of Northpole and the Big Delta

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_1iBUVlfM8

Northpole & the Big Delta

Check out this lake that mirrors the mountains in the background

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50nZKF_uABc

Mirror Lake

You’ll see the back side of Worthington Glacier and Thompson Pass.
There was mountains at every turn-the video does not do this justice.
YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEB3tvx5B9I

Worthington Glacier

Here is a canyon I ran into going down Thompson Pass.
Check out the many waterfalls from glacial run-offs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5fk8toPZEc

Keystone Canyon-Bridal Veil Falls


I go through the town of Glenallen, this video is mostly to show the fall colors in Alaska before they are gone. I had perfect timing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZi8zXE0_4w

Glenallen

I’m heading to Worthington Glacier

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exYvo0rjung

On to Worthington Glacier

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bn1UMI9uav4

Worthington Glacier-Thompson Pass

The next 7 videos are of Valdez & Oil Spill Interviews

Here I am coming into Valdez

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ABr6MqmmL8

Valdez

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkYLe0HXWJ8

Old Valdez

The next 3 videos are of Oil Spill interviews

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q35ELN6XIAc

Stan Stephens

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPQlr6jD9lY

Regional Citizens Advisory Council 2


I got so close to a glacier that I touched it’s ice. Check it out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qtv6eCOKUfY

Valdez Glacier

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0QIRmIgxCI

Valdez Harbor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DExg06WXZgg

Regional Citizens Advisory Council