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Aug 11th, 2012, 11:56 AM
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driving from valdez to anchorage

I will be driving from valdez to anchorage next month. are there any stops i shouldn't miss? i think i i will be staying one night at at the willow mountain lodge south of copper center.
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Aug 11th, 2012, 07:13 PM
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The drive is very beautiful and is an attraction by itself.
Make SURE to have a full tank of gas--gas stations along the way are practically non-existant. We stayed at the Princess Lodge by Copper Center. I would highly recommend that place to anyone. Have a wonderful trip.
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Aug 12th, 2012, 11:01 AM
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Aug 12th, 2012, 11:32 AM
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I have heard that "Hatcher Pass' is an interesting side trip from palmer--any thoughts?
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Aug 16th, 2012, 12:31 PM
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i had posted this in your response to another post:
"i certainly hope you have already made your reservation for the ferry MV Chenega for the Saturday before Labor Day, as they currently filled up for vehicles for that date. also, you might want to do a little homework, as i believe the main museums in Anchorage will be closed on Labor Day."
there is another sailing from Whittier to Valdez on Monday,Sept 3 -but that sailing will cost over $100 addition from the Saturday sailing.
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Aug 17th, 2012, 06:34 PM
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When we were in Alaska 3 years ago, the highlight of our trip was 2 days in Kennicott & McCarthy in the Wrangell St. Elias Mountain range. We left our rental car at the Princess Lodge at Copper Center & took a shuttle over the McCarthy Rd. & spent 2 nights at the Kennicott Lodge. Toured the Kennicott Mine, hiked Root Glacier, took a flight seeing trip & hiked up to Bonanza Mine. Beautiful, true Alaskan experience.
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