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Alaska - Day 3 - Drive to Valdez

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As we left the Anchorage to head to Valdez the group took an opportunity to thank the host at our B&B.

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The trip to Valdez is about 300 miles but we had ample opportunities to stop and take in the views.

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Just before stopping at the Matanuska Glacier we stopped at a state recreation area to get a closer look at the glacier.

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Students have taken photography lessons from Professor Calisch to heart. Here Peter Guiden gets a new perspective on the landscape.

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Media Center Specialist Adam Bowen records a little footage of the mountain range.

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The Matanuska Glacier (see arrow) in the distance.

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Ready to hike to the glacier. We were provided with proper gear for the journey.

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Oscar Trujillo on the glacier. The ice was 100 to 500 feet thick underneath us throughout the journey.

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Austin Hodges takes a break for a quick photo.

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Getting a drink from the crystal clear and very cold glacier water.

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Jake Bolinger has the glacier on one side and mountains on the other. Not a bad view.

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Feeling the texture of the glacier silt/mud along the glacier.

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Grabbing some quick lunch after the hike.

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At some points during our drive the snow covered mountains and the snow filled clouds converged making it difficult to know where one ended and the other began.

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One last stop at the Bridal Veil Falls before getting to Valdez.