Northward to Alaska

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A group of Canyon Lakers, many of them from the Chair Volleyball Club and Travel Club, took a trip to Alaska that departed September 8 out of LAX, arriving in Fairbanks, Alaska.

In Fairbanks, the group took a riverboat cruise to Denali where they stayed at the Wilderness Lodge and enjoyed a natural history tour. Then it was on by bus to Mount McKinley/Denali and four days in Denali National Park.

A train ride the next day took them to their cruise ship, the Star Princess, where they began a seven-day cruise through the Inland Passage to Vancouver, British Columbia.

Along the way, they saw Glacier Bay, Hubbard Glacier, Mendenhall Glacier and the towns of Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan. An excursion in Skagway included the 3.5-hour White Pass Train and Drive.

In Juneau, the travelers had a chance to go exploring on an optional Mendenhall Glacier Tour. And in Ketchikan there was a City and Totem Pole Tour.

From Vancouver, most of the travelers flew home via Seattle, though a few chose to spend some extra time in the Northwest.

According to spokesperson Bert Barbay, “A good time was had by all, with each of us bringing home our own special memories and stories.”

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Sharon Rice