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Saturday, March 11, 2006

Thompson Pass

Leaving Valdez, we drive through the Thompson Pass, this time in daylight. Before the day is out, we will return to Anchorage.

Frozen waterfalls at the gateway to the Thompson Pass

Up here, the snow can fall very heavily and get very deep. At night, in heavy snowfall, with everything covered in white, often the only visual references available are the reflective panels at the ends of the marker arms above the roadway.

A break in the overcast admits bright sunlight. White mountain snow against the background of brightly illuminated clouds makes for an amazing sight.

Mountain ranges abound in Alaska, and our perspective affords glorious view after glorious view.

Down this road leads into the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. But not today.

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