When we left Valdez we took the Glenn Highway back to Anchorage. It was a very misty, overcast day so the view with four mountain ranges was something we couldn't see, but it was still a beautiful stretch of road.
These are the Chugach Mountains in the background.
I think these poles are guides for snow plows in the winter? How deep does it get???
It was so foggy and green that it looked like the northwest, except for the vegetation. There were supposed to be lots of moose through here. Uh-huh.
Here you can see the Matanushka Glacier and the valley it carved out plus another example of a braided river.
We camped in the Matanushka State Recreation Site. There were only 12 camp sites and none of them had hook ups. The campground wasn't even full!
We took a little nature hike to see what we could see.
Another shot of the glacier.
Raindrops on Long Lake.
The next day we drove in to Anchorage. This is the last picture I took in Alaska. We unloaded the RV and went to a motel for the night. I wish I would have taken my camera in to Anchorage that night because there was an arts festival with lots of great photo ops. I'll just have to remember how fun it was and how diverse the population was and how tasty the fresh halibut was for dinner.
It's hard to believe that I am at the end of our trip, 41 posts later. It's been a pleasure to relive our adventure and read all your great comments. Thinking back I believe that Ketchikan, Seward and Valdez were my favorite places. I especially loved seeing whales, otters and eagles. I think it's a marketing hoax that Alaska is full of bears! For those of you dreaming of Alaska some day, consider a cruise, it's actually pretty inexpensive these days. Or consider renting an RV and explore the Kenai Peninsula. Make that dream come true, it is so worth it! If you can't make it come true, then I hope you enjoyed our trip instead. And if you are heading there soon, have a wonderful time!