Worthington Glacier Near Valdez, Alaska

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Worthington Glacier Near Valdez, Alaska

 

On our recent trip to Alaska we visited the towns  of Anchorage, Hope, Moose City, Seward, Homer, Kenai, Talkeetna, Fairbanks, North Pole, and Valdez.  We flew into Anchorage and rented a RV and off we went! We actually visited more places than that but some were just places... Like the Arctic Circle Line.  Anyway... We flew in, rented an RV and then hooked up with some friends from Texas and Mississippi who had taken their own RVs -- THEY'RE retired and can do that! HA!

 

While in Valdez we took a hike up to the Worthington Glacier. Here's a short photo-blog of that experience. I hope you enjoy!

 

A shot from the road.

 

Worthington Glacier Valdez, AK

The hike up to the glacier

 

Worthington Glacier - The Hike Up

 

Still Hiking

 

Worthington Glacier - Still Hiking

 

Almost there...

 

Worthington Glacier - Almost there!

The Falls

Worthington Glacier - The Falls

Up Close and Personal

Worthington Glacier - Up Close and Personal

Even Closer

 

Worthington Glacier - Even Closer

 

But we were not that brave... These people climbed on to the top! YIKES!

 

Worthington Glacier - People on Top

I survived the trip up Worthington Glacier. Where's my T-Shirt?!

 

Worthington Glacier - I survived!

 

Worthington Glacier Near Valdez, Alaska

 

 

 

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Anita Clark
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Joni: What an amazing trip and some fantastic photos you can relive over and over again.  I love the color of the glaciers!

Jul 27, 2013 03:03 AM #3
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Joni, that was an adventure, and the pictures are gorgeous, but I bet they are nothing like the real thing.

Now make yourself up a T-Shirt :)

Jul 27, 2013 03:07 AM #4
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Robert Bob Gilbert
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Hi Joni, I love the pictures and what a great adventure to go Alaska and visit all the spots you folks hit on your trip. I am sure you folks had a great time. You deserved to get away from the Real Estate stuff for awhile. 

Jul 27, 2013 03:22 AM #5
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Sussie Sutton
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It is my understanding that this glacier has shrunk a great deal. I really want to take a trip there now.

Jul 27, 2013 07:08 AM #6
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Sharon Lee
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Awesome photos Joni. You have got me wanting to visit there one day.

Jul 27, 2013 07:41 AM #7
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Joni, Thanks for all your pictures of your Alaska expedition!  I'm really enjoying the virtual trip :)  Bill

Jul 27, 2013 08:51 AM #8
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Christine O'Shea
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Joni, Beautiful photos and I do not blame you, I would not have climbed to the top either!

Jul 27, 2013 10:13 AM #9
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Mary Yonkers
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Joni, I am dreaming of another vacation just yours.  Perhaps  I can just close my eyes and imagine that I am hiking up the glacier with you.  Thanks for sharing your photos & travel blog.

Jul 27, 2013 10:37 AM #10
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Joni those are some awesome photos, I am still waiting to go to Alaska, I want to eat freshly caught Copper River Salmon in a local Restaurant!:))

Jul 27, 2013 11:10 AM #11
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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There is something about that magical blue trapped for eons inside the glacier that stirs the imagination.  Nice photos, Joni!

Jul 27, 2013 12:27 PM #12
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
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Joni,

 Thanks for sharing you trip I have to keep coming back and no I would have not gone to the top. Where are you gloves girl?

Jul 28, 2013 06:28 AM #13
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Joni, we visited Homer and Anchorage, Seward and other areas about ten years ago.....great place and lOVED Alaska.

Jul 28, 2013 08:36 AM #14
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Dorie: LOL! It was great fun! The hike was as much fun as getting there! I loved it!

Roy: You should go in their Spring. You both would be amazed at all of the flowers.

Anita: Me too! That blue is incredible!

George: NOTHING! 

Bob: We both answered and returned phone calls while we were away so things went smoothly while we were away. But now we are playing catch up! :)

Sussie: That is what we read as well. This glacier is HUGE but it used to be even larger.

Sharon: I don't think you will be disappointed. We did the cruise and train package the first time and the RV this time. Both were great!

Bill: Thanks for taking the virtual tour with us! :)

Christine: We have taken a helicopter ride and landed on a glacier. But I was not about to climb up to the top of this one. I prefer the gentle drop off of the helicopter. HA! 

Mary: You really need to go and see it for your self! It's worth the trip!

Endre: We went there but the salmon were late running this year. 

Myrl: I'm not one to believe the blue has been trapped for eons. I'm thinking about 6,000 years since creation. :)

LOL @ Yvonne! My hands are resting on them in the last photo. The gloves are sitting on top of one of my cameras, my hands on top of the gloves, and the lens is peeking through. Rick is using my other camera to take the picture. Whew.... hauling two cameras, one with a huge lens up to that glacier was a workout! HA!

Rebecca: I am pretty sure we will do this again. I could spend months there exploring if I had the time!

Jul 28, 2013 09:07 AM #15
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Hi, Joni -- thanks for sharing the wonderful photos -- it was very 'cool' to see the glacier up close and personal!

 

we are hoping to take an Alaska cruise next Summer -- this gives us further inspiration!  all the best -- Eric

Jul 28, 2013 10:43 AM #16
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Joni, what beauty you show in your trip, and sure looks COLD!  What fun your trip sounds with meeting others with an RV and exploring Alaska!

Jul 28, 2013 12:06 PM #17
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Eric: We did that in 2010. If you are going to do the train ride to the Wilderness Lodge, do it first. We did it after the cruise and wished that we had started with it and finished the vacation on the cruise.

Joan: We went with the same folks that we meet up with each summer in Colorado. We are considering flyng somewhere near Denver for Christmas. We are missing our Colorado experience this year! :)

Jul 28, 2013 12:44 PM #18
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Hi Joni! My husband was stationed in Valdez when he was in the Coast Guard, many years ago. He always talks about going back to see it, and wishes that we had the time to make that trip. Lucky you!!!

Jul 29, 2013 01:55 AM #19
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Rose: I hope the two of you get to go. It is so very pretty. We saw a bear eating in a field on the side of the road, otters floating around eating fish... beautiful flowers.... it was lovely!!

Jul 29, 2013 02:30 AM #20
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Hi Joni~ Beautiful photos! We went to Alaska in July for our honeymoon (14 years ago). It would be great to explore in an RV. I'm jealous!

Aug 03, 2013 10:45 AM #21
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Donna: You should do it. We rented our RV from Great Alaska Vacations. It was fabulous!

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