The Beginning Drive to Thompson Pass // Alaska

July 17, 2019

Happy Wednesday friends! I hope your week is starting off well! 

As I have been mentioning the last several weeks, I am sharing some recaps from my trip to Alaska last year as I hope it encourages each of you to take a road trip in this beautiful part of the world! I am deep in preparation for our upcoming trip this summer and am so excited to see so many new things and share them with y'all on Instagram and here on the blog!

Also- please take a moment to read about the #10000in7days campaign (click HERE) that I am hosting this year as part of this trip! Thank you so much for considering donating to this!

Today I am excited to share with y'all about the area we explored on the way to Valdez. So we headed out from the Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge (you can read more about our stay HERE) and headed south towards Valdez to a section called Thompson Pass. This area had been highly recommended because of the beauty and it was so incredibly gorgeous that it turned out to be one of my favorite days of exploring and hiking. Yes, yes... another favorite day! Hahaha. Let's be real. All the Alaska days were favorites. *smiles*
These pictures, taken less than 20 minutes from the lodge, were so stunning. The backdrop and scenery looks "fake" it is so beautiful!
The first part of the day was a beautiful experience and one that I would love to do again. This area of Alaska truly intrigues me. I will be writing more about this in the future but there was something that seemed so unique and different about the Wrangell-St.Elias area that we just saw from mainly a distance. 

The national park is huge and getting to see this little space of it in this drive was an incredible blessing. It is definitely an area that I want to come back and explore so much more of! I already have a HUGE growing list of places I want to see and explore more of the next time I am in Alaska and this area is high on the list. McCarthy and Kennicott is definitely a dream thing to do. I may need to start taking a couple of trips a year to Alaska. *smiles*
Thank you for stopping by and reading about our Alaskan road trip! If you are interested in watching the video from this area than check out the Thompson Pass Area Video by clicking HERE!

PS- If you are curious about the specific details of the road trip that we took throughout Alaska or if you are planning a similar road trip (or just want to see and dream about visiting the beauty!) I hope the information below is helpful. You can read all of the posts from the trip by clicking on the links below:

 // A Trip To Remember: Our 9 Day Alaskan Road Trip Itinerary//
// 5 Reasons You Need to Take an Alaskan Road Trip//

Anchorage: // Anchorage Travel Guide//

Chugach Mountains (Alaska 1-South Drive): // Scenic Seward Highway Drive (Turnagain Arm Drive)// Along the Matanuska River on Alaska 1-South// A Beautiful Lake Adventure Near Chickaloon// A Cloudy & Beautiful Drive on Alaska 1-South//

Chugach Mountains: // Eklutna Lake//

Cooper Landing (Kenai Peninsula): // Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge Nature Hike// 

// Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge //

Denali State Park Area:// Denali Highway Video// One Last Adventure on the Denali Highway// 

// The Denali Highway: Part Two // The Denali Highway: Part One// 
//The Drive to Cantwell// Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge //

General Alaska Tips: // 5 Things You Must Know Before Driving in Alaska //

 // Best Alaskan Books to Purchase for Your Road Trip //
// What to Pack for an Alaskan Summer Road Trip //
// Why You Should Dream About Visiting Alaska //

Girdwood:  // Winner Creek Trail Video// Winner Creek Trail //

Hatcher Pass Area: // Hatcher Pass Video// Hatcher Pass // Little Susitna River //

Homer (Kenai Peninsula) Area: // Homer Video// Homer Spit// Homer Lighthouse// Bishop's Beach//

// A Brief History of Homer //

Thompson Pass Area: // Thompson Pass Area Video 
// Worthington Glacier Hike//

//Worthington Glacier//
// Among the Alaskan Fireweed on Alaska 4-S: A Beautiful Symbol of Hope in the Hard Seasons of Life //
// A Brief History of & Drive on Alaska 4-South of the Richardson Highway//Klutina River//
// The Beginning Drive to Thompson Pass// 

Wrangell-St. Elias Park Area: //Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge //

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