July 24, 2009
We headed back down the Glenn Highway this morning. The road follows the Matanuska River and the scenery is beautiful (just like all the places we have been). We actually saw the sun for a little while this morning! We stopped at Matanuska Glacier State Recreational Site and hiked a trail to an overlook of the glacier. This glacier is 27 miles long and averages 2 miles wide but is 4 miles wide at the end.
We turned onto the Richardson Highway at Glenallen and headed south to Valdez. We drove past Wrangell-St. Elia National Park but will stop there on our way back. We stopped at Worthington Glacier and walked a short path to an overlook.
We drove over Thompson Pass and headed down to Valdez – this is a beautiful area with lots of waterfalls. We stopped at Bridal Veil Falls and Horsetail Falls.
It started raining again just before we reached Valdez. We are staying at Eagle Rest RV Park in Valdez, just a couple blocks from the harbor.