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Old 12-23-2012, 12:02 PM   #8
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Over the top of the world

Done with THE DEMPSTER, we were over The Top of The World!



top of the world sign by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr




650 On top of the world by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


We had a well-deserved spa treatment while camping at the Chena Hot Springs.



sara hammock at Chena by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


This 90 km side trek provided 90% of the wildlife we saw in Alaska.



cow and calf moose chena AK by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



sara and the moose butt by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



mile 15 denali by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



bull moose Denali by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



There was no more stopping for photos after the 17 th moose. Denali National Park was a bit too “Disneyland” like for us, but our riverside tent cabin at the Grizzly Bear Resort did not disappoint. The mountain is not visible from the park, but you can see it well from the road to Talketna.



hobbit hut by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



Dan riverdance Denali by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


On our way south the mountain views were spectacular.



mt hunter by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



tip of denali by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


Arriving at Talkeeetna Air taxi at 104 pm to enquire about “flightseeing”. They said be ready at 1:15!!! We were so lucky as it was an amazing sunny flight with breathtaking views of Denali just before the clouds rolled in. The landing on the glacier was surreal. The town of Talkeetna is full of charm and lots of colorful locals.



TAT by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



denali reflections by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



glacier view by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



Denali summit by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr




plane on denali by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



Dan sara glacier by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



general store Talkeetna by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



Dan blogging in Talkeetna by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


This is a sign you don't see too often.



musk ox farm? by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr




During a 700 km ride to Valdez, there was 100 km with gusting wind blowing us sideways and 100 km in the pouring rain. That did not diminish the spectacular trip there over the high mountain plateau. What a gem this place is.



Dan at Worthington glacier by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr




valdez coastline views by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



glacier view by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr




high mountain pass "skiers" by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr




fishing fleet in Valdez by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


We ran into German bikers Anja and Torsten whom we had last seen at Tombstone.



Anja Christopher by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



Torsten Hinrichs by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



We had an incredible day on the Lu Lu Belle seeing sea otters, seals, sea lions, puffins, Dall’s porpoise, and Humpback whales. The highlight was the masses of ice flow and the huge icebergs.


valdez coastline views by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



fishing boat by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



lu lu Belle by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



waterfall valdez coast by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



sea otters by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



Dall's porpoise by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr




humpback whale by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



humpback whale by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



sea lions by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



sea otters on the ice by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



ice burg by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr




sara and iceburg by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



Dan and sara at the iceburg by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



ice by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


We stopped by the side of the road for a break and looked up to see this guy.



Bald Eagle by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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