Tuesday, June 1, 2010

On the way to Valdez (2)

The next stop on our Memorial Day weekend trip was the Worthington Glacier. We had really wanted to see a glacier while we were here and this one was on the way to Valdez and had some interesting information for us to peruse.

The snow was all off the road and cleaned off some of the pathways but still has a lot of melting to do.

I talked with chain-smoking, weathered-looking woman who evidently ran the little visitors center there (or at least she had a key).  She was very gracious and offered me some valuable information about the birds hereabout and toward Valdez.

She also entertained me with a story about an eagle she was semi nursing back to health. She also provided me with a map of the area and suggested a couple of places to eat while in Valdez. Good information for a traveler in the area.

After the snow melts it is easier to see the glacier. 

The glacier here is in the part between the two mountains.  It looks like a valley filled in with snow but it does have a few blue patches.

This is Thompson pass, about 25 miles north of Valdez. This is the snowiest place in Alaska.

Between Thompson pass and Valdez is an area of beautiful waterfalls. There had to have been hundreds of little waterfalls cascading down from the mountains. This one is called Bridal Veil Falls.

I think this was my favorite and is called Horse Tail Falls.  By this time we were no longer getting 790 on the AM dial and resorted to a Taylor Swift CD and we were feeling...


1 comment:

Sandy at Teacup Lane said...

Enjoyed your photos. We entered Canada today...finally...we will be on the road two weeks this Friday. We are in Ft. Macleod, AB for three nights to do some sightseeing in the area. Lots to see here believe it or not. Hugs