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Chugach State Park

March 14, 2004 Leave a comment

Snowshow hiking at Chugach State Park in Anchorage

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Alyeska Resort

March 13, 2004 Leave a comment

I drove down the Seward Highway to ski at Alyeska Resort in the town of Girdwood.

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More Exploring Anchorage

March 12, 2004 Leave a comment
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Exploring Anchorage

March 11, 2004 Leave a comment

I took a long walk on the outskirts of suburban Anchorage to see some sights and do some shopping, and had a close encounter with a moose along the way.

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Dog Sled Tour

March 10, 2004 Leave a comment

Claire and I drove from Anchorage, up the Alaskan Highway past Wasilla to the Big Susitna Bed and Breakfast, which also runs a dog sled touring operation. Taking a mushing tour was something that I had always wanted to do, and it was a blast; everything that I had expected and more.

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Volunteering at the Iditarod

March 9, 2004 Leave a comment

After a long flight from Pittsburgh via Chicago and Seattle, I landed in Anchorage late in the evening on March 8, and met my friend Claire, who had arrived a couple of days earlier. We did some volunteer work with the Iditarod sled dog race.

When racers leave ailing dogs at checkpoints along the course, they are flown back to Anchorage. We helped unload them from the airplanes, then helped the veterinarians check them over.

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