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Valdez, Old Valdez, Bayside RV Park
and Valdez Glacier
The town of Valdez covers about 274 square miles. Population about 4,100. Industry - oil, commercial fishing, seafood processing, shipping, tourism, and post-secondary education. The Alaska pipeline ends in Valdez. Valdez gets more than 300 inches of snow annually. Nearby Thompson Pass records between 600 - 900 inches annually.
Valdez is the activity center for Prince William Sound. Its growth is due to trading, salmon canning, gold and copper mining. Valdez is home to five named glaciers - Columbia, Meares, Worthington, Shoup and Valdez Glaciers. The two RV Gypsies visited 4 of these 5 glaciers and photos are on this website. This is a town well-worth visiting and spending time in. And the local Radio Shack had a good computer technician.
Karen Duquette and a welcome to Valdez sign
sign - Alaska - the Great Land
Valdez is Mother Nature's year-round playground with spectacular tidewater glaciers and mountains unequaled in the state. Valdez enjoys a year round temperate climate, breathtaking mountain scenery and glacier viewing in Prince William Sound. The town has a museum, convention center, hardware store, pharmacy, Radio Shack (with a great employee named Jorge that fixes computers), a Subway Food store, and more.
painting on building of Valdez - The All American Route
a wild rabbit in the town
a wild rabbit in the town
Bayside RV Park is located in Downtown Valdez, Alaska. It had wide crushed-stone pull-through sites, full-hook-ups, laundromat, restroom, hot un-metered showers, telephone and cable TV hook-ups, free WI-FI and easy pull-through dump stations, pets allowed, and car washing was allowed on site. WOW!
sign - Bayside RV Park
Seven (7) glaciers can be seen from the motorhome of the two RV Gypsies at Bayside RV Park.
view in front of the two RV Gypsies' motorhome
view in front of the two RV Gypsies' motorhome
the motorhome and toad of the two RV Gypsies
the motorhome of the two RV Gypsies
Bayside RV Park
a giant salmon at the store
Bald Eagles flew overhead at Bayside RV Park
an eagle flying overhead
an eagle flying overhead
an eagle flying overhead
an eagle flying overhead
OLD VALDEZ
sign - Original Valdez townsite
sign - Old Valdez info
sign - old home of Valdez
old location of the post office
old location of the post office
the site of the town of Old Valdez
the site of the town of Old Valdez
earthquake victims
sign - old village morgue bar and liquor store
sign - a downtown building
sugb - Dayville cannery
VALDEZ GLACIER
VALDEZ GLACIER
VALDEZ GLACIER
VALDEZ GLACIER
VALDEZ GLACIER
Lee Duquette playing with a piece of ice at Valdez Glacier
Lee Duquette playing with a piece of ice at Valdez Glacier
a piece of ice at Valdez Glacier
Valdez Glacier
Lee Duquette at Valdez Glacier

Karen  Duquette at Valdez Glacier

Karen  Duquette at Valdez Glacier
HEIDEN CANYON
the road out of HEIDEN CANYON
the river at HEIDEN CANYON
the river at HEIDEN CANYON
the river at HEIDEN CANYON
flowers at HEIDEN CANYON
flowers at HEIDEN CANYON
 
WATERFALLS at Keystone Canyon
Near Valdez, Richardson Highway winds along the turbulent Lowe River in Keystone Canyon. The sheer canyon walls contain countless waterfalls and interesting rock formations. Note: (Richardson Highway was Alaska's first highway and began as a pack trial in the late 1800's with branches to Eagle and Fairbanks. The 364 miles of this paved highway constitute one of the state's most scenic routes. Keystone Canyon was named by Captain William Ralph Abercrombie, presumably for Pennsylvania, the Keystone state.
Horsetail Falls
Horsetail Falls
Horsetail Falls
Horsetail Falls
Horsetail Falls
Horsetail Falls
Karen Duquette at Horsetail Falls
BRIDALVEIL FALLS
Bridalveil Falls
Bridalveil Falls
Bridalveil Falls
Bridalveil Falls
Bridalveil Falls

Unfortunately, the two RV Gypsies did not learn any statistics for these waterfalls. Any help out there? e-mail us please!

next arrow Thompson Pass at an elevation of 2678'

- the old Railroad Tunnel - and more..........