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Anchorage, Alaska: Hiking the Flattop Mountain

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Anchorage, Alaska: Into the Wild

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Road Trip: Seward Highway

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We were having lunch at a Vietnamese restaurant when I announced to my relatives the plan of the day. For some reason, ‘Turnigan Pass’ was stuck in my mind. I kept saying ‘Turnigan” and did not realize I was mispronouncing the word until the Waitress overheard our conversation. She was so polite though and did not correct me. Instead, she offered a little bit of history as to how ‘Turnagain Pass” got its name. She said that 'Turnagain' was literally taken from what Captain Cook told his party when they explored the area. In trying to find a Northwest Passage, they first went up the northernmost arms, but found only a river. They then came to the southern arm where Captain Cook ordered his party to turn again when they ran into a dead-end.


I went to Anchorage to attend a relative’s graduation ceremony, so I went without an itinerary. But earlier that day, I watched the Anchorage Visitor Channel and took notes of places I wanted to see and do during my visit. One of the recomme…

Full Moon Tour to Point Bonita Lighthouse: Strawberry Moon

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