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July 24, 2009 - The two RV Gypsies went on the Alaska Backcountry ATV Adventure Tour for a second time and this time, they WERE able to cross the deep river to the Knik Glacier.
Alaska's backcountry beauty is beyond compare. Once again, this trip took the two RV Gypsies took an 8-hour day trip to an untamed frontier and this time, they were able to cross the river and see the amazing Knik Glacier. The guide carried a satellite phone and a gun in case of danger from wildlife.
the start of the ATV trip
Karen Duquette on her ATV
The two RV Gypsies reached the river that they could not get across on their first ATV trip, and Brian, the guide showed the two RV Gypsies how they have to get on their knees to cross the river.
the guide kneeling & driving across the deep river
the guide kneeling & driving across the deep river
the guide kneeling & driving across the deep river
almost to the other side of the deep river
Then it was Karen's turn to drive the ATV across the river while kneeling on the seat. Lee then followed, but since he had the camera, there are no photos of Lee crossing the river.
Karen Duquette kneeling on the seat of her ATV
Karen Duquette getting ready to cross the deep river
Karen Duquette crossing the deep river
Karen Duquette  getting into deeper water
Karen Duquette  almost to the other side of the river
uneven ground under the river
The two RV Gypsies made it
across the river.
The two RV Gypsies - smile Lee
- it wasn't that bad!
Karen made it across the river
the two RV Gypsies
And so their ATV journey continued, through a smaller river, over rocks, and through the woods. Once again, they saw bear and moose tracks, but not the wildlife itself.
scenery along the way
scenery along the way
a beehive on the big tree on the left.
a beehive in the tree
going through woods

This time, the two RV Gypsies and their guide reached their destination deep in the backcountry, away from tourists and civilization—the way Alaska should be experienced. They drove their ATV's drive right up to the face of the gorgeous Knik Glacier, a towering river of ice 28 miles long, some 5 miles wide, and more than 1,000 feet thick, making it one of the largest glaciers in south central Alaska. Knik Glacier feeds the 25 mile long Knik River which empties into the Knik Arm section of Cook Inlet.

the gorgeous Knik Glacier
the gorgeous Knik Glacier
the gorgeous Knik Glacier
Karen Duquette and the gorgeous Knik Glacier
Karen Duquette was happy to have reached the Knik Glacier. Actually, the guide said there are seven glaciers feeding into this lake.
Karen Duquette and the gorgeous Knik Glacier
Karen Duquette and the gorgeous Knik Glacier
Lee Duquette and the gorgeous Knik Glacier
Lee and Karen Duquette and the gorgeous Knik Glacier
The two RV Gypsies really know how to enjoy life!
Lee and Karen Duquette and the gorgeous Knik Glacier
Lee and Karen Duquette and the gorgeous Knik Glacier
Lee Duquette and the gorgeous Knik Glacier
Lee Duquette and the gorgeous Knik Glacier
Lee Duquette and the gorgeous Knik Glacier
Lee Duquette and the gorgeous Knik Glacier
Karen  Duquette and the gorgeous Knik Glacier
aren  Duquette and the gorgeous Knik Glacier
glacier and mountains
the lake, glaciers, mountains
the lake and ice
icebergs
the glacier and icebergs
The beautiful wildflowers on this hill opposite the Knik Glacier
beautiful wildflowers
beautiful wildflowers
Lee, wildflowers & the lake
Karen, wildflowers & the lake
Karen, wildflowers & the lake
Karen, wildflowers & the lake
glacier ice
glacier ice
glacier ice
glaciers
a close up of the glacier
a  close up of the mountain
While the two RV Gypsies were taking a break from the ATV's and gazing around at the peaks of blue ice and the Knik Glacier, their guide, Brian prepared lunch for everyone.
the ATV and Brian
cooking fire
food cooking
Karen waiting for the food
While eating, Karen's hat slipped down over her eyes and she couldn't see without bending backwards. LOL
Karen eating
Karen eating
Then it was time to hop back on the ATV's for a thrilling, careening ride home, and cross that deep river again.
the ATV's
getting ready to go back
laughing clipart dude Back off the glacier, Karen kissed a moose - a wooden moose that is - and they both blushed so hard that they went pale.
Karen kisses a wooden moose
Karen and a wooden moose

Note: This was a truly enjoyable trip, both times. However, when the two RV Gypsies brought three family members to do this same trip in 2016, they had a different guide, got lost, the trip took almost twice as long, and there were many other problems, including Karen having a bad accident, which she blames on the negligence of the guide.

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Anchorage and a sled dog dinner show with an Iditarod musher.
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If you missed the first ATV ride on June 13, 2009 (which did not reach the glacier) and therefore the experience and photos are completely different, click here - but be sure to return to this page or you will miss out on a lot of great adventures.

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Go to the third trip which involved more great photos of Knik Glacier, but also lots of problems and a bad accident