July 4, 2010


South Through Anchorage

Cover Shot

The View As We Descend Into Tahneta Pass


Eagle River Raft

Young Rafters Pass The Eagle River Campground


Potter Flats

Birding Potter Flats


Potter Swallow

Potter Flats Tree Swallow


Urban Eagle

Urban Eagle


Green-wing Teal

Green-wing Teal


Arctic Tern

Arctic Tern


With the Fourth of July weekend approaching we headed south for Seward. We decided to spend a quiet night in Hope en route.

First Fireweed

First Fireweed

We always look forward to the first blooming fireweed of the season. To us that marks the real beginning of summer.


Seaview Campground

Hope's Seaview Cafe, Bar, and Campground


Hope View

The View Up Turnagain Arm From Above Hope


Hope Buildings

Some of Hope's Historic Buildings


Hope Camping

Camping in Hope


High Valley Above Hope

High Valley Along Palmer Creek Road

Fourth of July in Seward

Seward puts on one of the best Fourth of July celebrations in Alaska. There's a fireworks desplay in the very early hours of the Fourth, a parade, and then the main event - the Mount Marathon Race.

All of this is even better because Seward loves RVers. The city has hundreds of RV and tent camping sites along the waterfront, and there are lots of other campgrounds around too.

Seward Harbor

Seward Small Boat Harbor

With a big boat, a cruise ship, just beyond.


Small Halibut

Halibut and Rockfish

Not the biggest halibut that will hang here this year.


Sea Otter

Sea Otter


Seward Fireworks

Fourth of July Fireworks in Seward


Midnight Boats

Boats Watching The Fireworks - At 1 AM



Coast Guard Flyby To Start Things Off



And Here Comes The Parade


Mt Marathon

Mt Marathon From Downtown Seward

With a long telephoto. Top of the mountain is at 3,022 Ft. The start/finish is near sea level.

Determined Runners

Determined Runners, only 2,700 Ft. to go!



Seward From Half Way Up


Men's Leaders Reach Half Way Up Checkpoint

Men's Leaders Reach Half Way Up Checkpoint


Coming Down

And Here's How They Come Down


Downhill Runner

A Downhill Runner Scoots Through The Checkpoint


Slower Sopt

It Pays To Go A Little Slower in Spots


Even Slower

Even Slower in Others


Final Sprint

Saving Something For the Final Sprint


Big Game Sightings For The Week

None this week although we did see Sea Otters and Harbor Seals in Seward. Also lots of Bald Eagles.

More photos have been added to our Wildlife Sightings pages.








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