Alaska 2013, Day 43, Copper Center to Valdez
Sunday July 14, 2013
We left Copper Center for Valdez this morning. Clear and sunny this morning, no clouds around the Wrangells. It is about a 3 hour drive down to Valdez. It was clear all the way to Worthington Glacier, Thompson Pass. There were clouds like fog coming over the pass. Once over the pass there was a solid low cloud ceiling all the way to Valdez. We stayed at Bear Paw campground downtown by the city marina. The campgrounds on the edge of town were almost full but Bear Paw was less than half full.
We saw some nice halibut at the marina cleaning tables.
We drove over to Allison Point to see if the pinks were running. They must be just starting. We didn't see any fish in the creeks or at the hatchery weir but there were 6 seals feeding at the weir and they kept coming up with fish. There were a lot of people camping along the road at Allison Point and some people down on the wall. It looks like they were getting a few. I will give this try later with the kids.
Coming back home there was a group of cars pulled over at the Valdez River Bridge. They saw a grizzly with 4 cubs. They were pretty far down a gravel road by the time we pulled up but we got to see them.
107 miles today.
7082 miles so far.