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Old February 4th, 2006, 07:31 PM   #1
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Alaska/Yukon July/August 05

If you are interested in pictures an data of the flights, go here:
http://www.luftfahrtforum-oesterreich.at.tf/ -Reise- und Flugerlebnisse-Yukon/Alaska mit LH/DE und dutzenden Fotos...

The touristic photos are seen here (exclusively )

On the Condor 767 over Yukon, approaching Whitehorse:



First impressions of Whitehorse:
Our hotel, the Westmark Whitehorse:


The Yukon river:


On the way to the US-border and Skagway in Alaska:
Emerald Lake: (how appropriate)


Carcross Desert, the "smallest desert in the world"




Fireweed:


Entering the USA:




The harbour town of Skagway, cruise gem by the sea:


On the ferry to Haines:


The next day, between Haines and Haines Junction, still in the USA:


Behind the border in Canada, although these mountains are part of the Elias Range in the US:




Rock Glacier:


Lake Kathleen (a task in one of my GTCs recently)


Near Haines Junction:


Haines Junction "City Center":


Our Hotel, "The Raven":


On the way to Tok, our next US destination:




Tok, the bustling, never-sleeping, Vegas-like hub between Anchorage, Fairbanks and Dawson City!



Down towards Anchorage in Matanuska Valley:



Sheep Mountain Lodge, a very cosy roadhouse:



Matanuska Glacier:





Following the Matanuska River to Palmer:



Part 2 of four will follow a little later (after Austrian TV news)

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Old February 4th, 2006, 08:03 PM   #2
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I love the north!!! But only know the European one and the North American is just amazing...
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Old February 4th, 2006, 08:06 PM   #3
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You've seen nothing yet...
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Old February 4th, 2006, 09:18 PM   #4
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Awesome tour!
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Old February 4th, 2006, 09:22 PM   #5
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Next stop was Palmer:
Cosy little town, ressembling Montana or Idaho:


Only a night stop, however, our journey took us further south to the lovely town of Sewrard on the Kenai Peninsula. On the way there we followed the Turnagain arm, an impressive sea arm that runs dry during low tide:



Alaska Railroad:


A boat tour to Portage glacier that ends in a lake: (the glacier, not the tour)




Yeah sure:




The third glacier in two days, Exit Glacier:




"Well, guys, it's not the most intelligent thing to walk right up to a glacier. In fact, it's rather stupid."


Seward Aquarium:






Our hotel in Seward, the Windsong Lodge:





In Anchorage, on a sea plane flight:







Beluga whales:




More will follow a little later.
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Old February 4th, 2006, 09:24 PM   #6
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great photo's.
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Old February 5th, 2006, 02:07 AM   #7
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Wow...such beautiful scenary up there Great photo journal, David.
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Old February 5th, 2006, 02:12 AM   #8
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beutiful beutiful. god bless the usa. and canada. even though im an athiest. ok. um. ill stop now.
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Old February 5th, 2006, 10:32 AM   #9
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Great journal, I love the trip you made.
You really know what this subforum is about. Good job.
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Old February 6th, 2006, 05:12 PM   #10
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From Anchorage north towards Denali Park:

Talkeetna:




Our nice shack in Denali Park:





The next morning, waiting for the bus, the only motor transport allowed inside the park:


A whole day spent inside Denali NP, watching and photographing wildlife and scenery. What's better than that? (Well, perhaps Krüger NP is just as good...)

























On to Fairbanks.

Esther, a small mining town:



Fairbanks itself is nothing really to write home about:

However, they have a decent outside exhibition:



North Pole, home to You-Know-Who:


And on we go, back to Tok:


After a night stop, we leave the US towwards Dawson City. A ride of several hundred kms, the largest part of which without a concrete road:
Still in the US:


One of the last outposts of civilization: Chicken, Alaska...


A town called Boundary (how appropriate...it is the last place in the US before entering Canada through the northernmost American border point)




Da Q:


The first view of legendary (but less than exciting) Dawson City:


I'm crossing you in style...


Anybody at home?


We didn't have enough time to do all of it but we started Dempster Highway that leads all the way up to Inuvik on the Polar Sea:





Now, that's the Tundra:


These lovely Convair 440s are still doing their job up north:


Down to Whitehorse, towards the end:


Five Finger Rapids:


Fox Lake:


Back in Whitehorse, in the Beringia Museum:


A must for a future political science student, the Yukon parliament:


That was that but I'll give you some in-flight impressions as well:




This is the end. Hopefully you had some nice minutes. Please tell me what you think!
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I'll go there! For sure ...!!!

Wie viele Kilometer habt ihr dort insgesamt gemacht?
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Etwas über 4000. For sure, dort musst du hin! Es ist einfach unfassbar schön!
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Old February 7th, 2006, 09:59 PM   #13
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Fantastic! I took my atlas and followed your journey, amazing trip! I love the north and this was really great!

Yukon and southeastern Alaska are my favourite
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Great to see you guys like it! :-)
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yeah, of course! Last summer I was in northern Europe and it is very similar so I could compare a lot
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Great to see you guys like it! :-) You'll get some more pretty soon, I promise.
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Old March 25th, 2007, 07:25 PM   #17
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... and it's still great to watch them
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Old March 25th, 2007, 08:45 PM   #19
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Wow, wunderschöne Bilder!

Must have been a hell of a trip. This year I went to Europe and, for FINANCIAL reasons, I got to jump from city to city by plane, but in my next trips I definetly want to rent a car and drive around. The Northern North America scenery looks gorgeous!
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Breathtaking! I love Alaska and I love seeing pics from Alaska, please show more of them in this thread!
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