Another weather change as once we made the short 14 mile drive to Glennallen and it was already getting cloudier. Our short time for sun is gone again. At Glennallen, we drove onto the Richardson Highway that ends at Valdez. It is also the end of the Alaska Pipeline. We saw glimpses of it on our way down. The Wrangel Mountains were to the east, which are part of the Wrangel-St. Ellias Naional Park. This park is the nation's largest, the size of 6 Yellowstones!! Unfortunately the farther we went, the cloudier and foggier it got. The roads were pretty bad in places as well, loose gravel, washboard, uneven pavement.
We headed up the Thompson Pass, where you could only see a short distance in front of you. We were able to see some of the largest waterfalls. There are 29 waterfalls in this area and we will make a return trip to check them out when the weather gets better as we are only about 29 miles from Valdez. We stopped at a turnout to take a few pictures of Bridal Veil Falls, one of the largest falls in the area.