Monday, September 19, 2016

Last Day in Alaska! ~Alaska Trip Day 42

This morning we waited on the gate to open at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Visitor Center. We really enjoyed this stop and stayed quite awhile longer than anticipated. The girls ended up doing Junior Ranger books; there were neat displays of animal scat, skulls, & fur, a professional Imax kind of film, hot drinks by donation, and fellow travelers from Maine that chatted up a storm. The largest concentration of glaciers in the world is located within the park boundaries. One glacier alone is larger than Rhode Island; the whole park is bigger than Switzerland, and the mountains are higher!

The rest of the day we drove and drove, pausing in Tok for last minute postcards mailed from AK, and yummy food from the Thai wagon.

Just before crossing back into Yukon, we made another rest stop at the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge visitor center. The building was closed, but the restrooms were open, and the trail down to the Trapper's Cabin. We ended our day with an invigorating hike, singing loudly while watching for bears in the bushes.
Goodbye "The Last Frontier!"

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