As there were no group plans today, laundry and getting caught up on some paperwork took precedence. After lunch, Debbie and I set out to retrace some of the roads we’d traveled coming to Valdez, as we’d seen very little due to the overcast, low ceiling and rain.
The number of free days built in to our Alaska caravan were a factor in deciding to go with Adventure Trek. Either alone or with some other couples, it gives us a chance to see things we missed or, otherwise, not scheduled.
From there we drove up the 7 mile climb toward the top of Thompson Pass, although only 2,678’ above sea level, still above the tree line. We took one detour to Blueberry Lake, where we were treated to perhaps the most beautiful campground we’ve ever seen.
It is a harvester which is used to cut and remove grass from the lake which would otherwise eventually become choked and inhospitable for the returning red, pink and silver salmon to spawn and reproduce.
An impromptu pot luck supper
Joe and Jeanne were celebrating their 49th