Seward, Alaska

Real Alaska Tour

Thursday, July 4, 2002

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In Seward, we stayed at Soo's Bed & Breakfast.  The hospitality was great and the breakfast food was too!


There were a couple of things that we wanted to do in the Seward area that required transportation.  One was dog sledding and the other was hiking to the Exit Glacier within Kenai Fjords National Park.  For these, we signed up for the "Real Alaska Tour", which included both of these activities, plus a nice lunch and a stop at a local salmon spawning stream.

Jumpin' Salmon 

Soo's Bed & Breakfast


Dog Sledding

Dog Sledding at Seavey's IdidaRide


The dogs pulled a 'sled' with wheels, but loaded up with people.  The dogs were certainly enthusiastic about their job!  We had some education about the Ididarod race and the equipment used.  Afterwards we got to visit with some of the new puppies.




Dog Sledding Education


Exit Glacier, Kenai Fjords National Park

Large glaciers are everywhere in southern Alaska.  The Exit Glacier is one of the more accessible ones, with a short trail leading up to the terminus of the glacier.  Most of the glaciers in Alaska are retreating, and this one has signs along the trail indicating where the glacier reached in years past.  The Exit Glacier is an offshoot of the Harding Icefield, which covers a significant area on the Kenai Peninsula.

Exit Glacier


Exit Glacier terminus

Exit Glacier


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