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Old 01-11-2015, 04:28 PM   #1
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VivaLaVida in Alaska [updated page 7, 02/27/15]

Starting a new thread for VivaLaVida's journey in Alaska. It's gonna be quite long, I've quite a few pictures... :-)

1. Verry first meet, about half a mail after crossing Alaskan border. I just stopped to eat something and this one came see what this large tan van was..! ;-)


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2. First Alaskan sunset.


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3. Another encounter in the morning.


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4. Fresh paint of VivaLaVida's back.


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5. Eagle City, a small and remote town allong the Yukon River. It's there that Amundsen sent a telegraph on December 6th, 1905 after more than 500 miles of dog sledding, announcing that he managed to sail for the first time through the Northwest Path.


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6. Nesting on the shore...


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7. Toundra.


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8. The are so many of those during the short summer...


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9. Taiga North of Fairbanks.


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10. Along the Denali Highway.


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11. Exploring some old mining roads in Clearwater Range.


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12. First Alaskan river crossing for VLV.


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13. That's supposed to be the road.


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14. Small lake in Clearwater Range.


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Next to come...
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Old 01-11-2015, 04:39 PM   #2
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Re: VivaLaVida in Alaska...

I can't see that kind of terrain around here much so keep it coming. Drives me nuts with the van in the shop & being stuck at home but your pics are giving me a nice armchair journey.
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Re: VivaLaVida in Alaska...

as always, great pix claude! always enjoy a simulated photo trip with you and vivalavida!!

how long was the river the actual road? sooo cool...dunno why, but ive always wanted to drive a road that was in and out of the river like that. i guess im trying to simulate some of my favorite mt bike trails with the van, lol.
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Re: VivaLaVida in Alaska...

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I can't see that kind of terrain around here much so keep it coming. Drives me nuts with the van in the shop & being stuck at home but your pics are giving me a nice armchair journey.
Thanks Dave. What's going on with your van? Just some maintenance or issue to be fixed? Hope you'll have it back soon...



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as always, great pix claude! always enjoy a simulated photo trip with you and vivalavida!!

how long was the river the actual road? sooo cool...dunno why, but ive always wanted to drive a road that was in and out of the river like that. i guess im trying to simulate some of my favorite mt bike trails with the van, lol.
Thanks Shenrie. This one was really long, the longest I ever drove, probabliy almost half a mile! A bit uncomfortable since with the sun in front of me, I wasn't able to see the bottom. So I was driving like "in the dark" and some places where quite deep! It was the first time VivaLaVida's front bumper was wet!
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Great pics as always
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Thanks Dave. What's going on with your van? Just some maintenance or issue to be fixed? Hope you'll have it back soon...
Some battery cable issues caused by a Ford dealership Claude. Just need to order some new stuff and do an upgrade. It kinda shot my trip to Anza all to hell even though I would have been rolling in on the last day before the group left out. Itching to get back out on the trail This is my favorite time of the year locally
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Re: VivaLaVida in Alaska...

Great pictures Claude! Il y en a plus?
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Re: VivaLaVida in Alaska...

Well, hope you're gonna get it back soon Dave.


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Great pictures Claude! Il y en a plus?
Yes, there is plenty more ! :-)

15. Exploring another road in Clearwater Range.


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16. Boondocking almost on top of a small pass.


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17. Toundra flowers in morning light.


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18. Clearwater Range is such a beautiful place, really worth to visit.


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19. I first spotted this young Willow Ptarmigan trying to make him as small as possible...


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20. ... then the mother quite anxious of my presence.


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21. Typical summer weather in Valdez : rain...


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22. Boondocking just next to the glacier river.


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23. A bald eagle, not easy to get close without making it fly away...


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24. I first saw his foot prints...


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25. ... then, after two hours waiting, he came to get some diner ! :-) It was my first grizzly "into the wild"...


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26. Another bald eagle flying. Trees along the Valdez inlet were like a nursury with many of those.


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27. This sea elephant was also hunting salmons close from the shore.


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28. Short hike to Worthington Glacier.


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29. Hiking the ice.


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30. Going down.


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Many others to come soon.

Looking forward to your comments. ;-)
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Wow! Doesn't get any better than this!

As always, thanks for sharing Claude.

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