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The two RV Gypsies took their family to
Valdez Glacier in Glacier View Park
Valdez, Alaska
July 17, 2016

sign: Glacier View Park

The two RV Gypsies wanted to return to one of their favorite glaciers that can be admired from land in Alaska. They were also here in 2009 and the link to those photos can be found at the bottom of this page. Glaciers are always changing, so it is nice to compare them.

Valdez Lake sits at the terminus of the Valdez Glacier and is often home to chunks of ice that are making a go of it on their own. It’s a nice place to get unimpeded views of the Chugach Mountains and the Valdez Glacier. It is a place worth seeing.

history bookIn the early 20th century Valdez Glacier descended onto a glacial outwash plain that the city of Valdez, Alaska is built upon. Today the glacier has retreated into a mountain valley and is calving into an expanding lake. Valdez Glacier was one of the key factors for Valdez's success during the Gold Rush days of the late 1800's and early 1900's. This glacier was the main trail for prospectors and people headed into the Alaskan interior to find wealth in the gold fields. This trail was named the All-American route due to the fact that prospectors did not have to cross Canada into Alaska.

Valdez Glacier

Valdez Glacier

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Valdez Glacier

Valdez Glacier

Lee Duquette at Valdez Glacier

Karen Duquette and her family at Valdez Glacier

Karen Duquette and her sister at Valdez Glacier

the two RV Gypsies at Valdez Glacier

Below: a big ice chunk and an amazing reflection in the water.

ice chunk and reflection

ice chunk and reflection

John Smythers at Valdez Glacier

Valdez Glacier

Valdez Lake

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big rock

Valdez Glacier

Valdez Glacier

This is not a linear site so there are four navigational choices below:

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go back to the SD menu Return to the Valdez sub-menu to see the rest of the excursions in Valdez.

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go back to the SD menu If you would like to see how Valdez Glacier changed since 2009, please click here. There will be a link at the bottom of that page to bring you back here.

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go back to the SD menu Return to the Main Menu for Alaska 2016 menu to see more of Alaska in 2016.- Fairbanks, Denali, Palmer, Anchorage, Talkeetna and more.

go to the next adventures of the two RV GypsiesIf you have seen all of Alaska 2016 adventures, please continue on to see the return trip through Canada, then into Montana and other USA states.