Sat 5 June, 2010 Tok, AK to Glennallen, AK

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June 5th 2010
Published: June 6th 2010
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Late start today as Kerry had to get his spare tire for the trailer replaced. He had to go to every tire place and gas station in town to find someone who could sell him the right tire. While Kerry searched for a new tire, Gena went into a small gift shop with a sod covered roof. The clerk told her that they had to mow it twice each week. Since we got a late start, we decided to drive to Glennallen and get a camp site for two nights. We went down to Wrangell/St Elias National Park Visitors Center in Copper Center. Really nice center! Great displays and exhibits. Gena & I watched the 22 min video on the park. It is a spectacular video with great sound - - very well done! We got back to the RV Park by about 4 PM. The ladies went to a laundromat to do laundry while Kerry and I replenished our electrolytes. The drive down from Tok was pretty (Pretty rough) with some decent views of the high mountains to the south. There were clouds so we only got to see the bottom 2/3 of the high mountains. There were 4 or 5 of them over 12K ft, the highest that we could have seen was 16K+. The only wild life we saw were a Moose cow and her calf, several swans swimming on ponds and a couple of eagles too quick for us to get pictures. Tomorrow we'll take the van and drive to Valdez and back. We're hoping for fewer clouds tomorrow, but the forcast is for more of the same. We'll make a stop at Worthington Glacier so Kerry can go over and touch it - - that will be fun.

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Moose, her calf & MotorcyclistMoose, her calf & Motorcyclist
Moose, her calf & Motorcyclist

This image is a little distorted because of heat rising from the road. The motorcyclist appeared between the cow and her calf.
Mt Drum FoothillsMt Drum Foothills
Mt Drum Foothills

Drum is a little over 12K ft high. The peaks in this photo are around 8K ft. Photo taken from the Visitor Ctr for Wrangell-St Elias NP

6th June 2010

You all are seeing so much wildlife!! Lucky ! You are having so much fun I am green with envy!! Someday we might venture into that part of the continent! Continue on with your adventure and thanks for blogging!! See you in July. Love, Vivian

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