The visiter center is the final destination of many tour buses, and I am able to get a ride on one. The driver, Anna, makes a show of dropping off "our backpacker", a gratifying touch. I make it back in time for a shower, salmon pizza, and several Alaskian IPAs. The next morning I am off as planned to see my daughter.
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