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Haines Highway - Beautiful Drive & Lots of Eagles

Just like Valdez, there's only one highway in & out of Haines.....but driving it twice is no hardship. Simply gorgeous scenery both times. Just north of town there's a bald eagle preserve where over 300 eagles live year round, and thousands descend in November for last run salmon on the river. Didn't get any great eagle pictures, although we saw a ton of them. Bald eagles weigh between 9-12 pounds and have a wing span of up to 7 feet. They can fly up to 30 mph and with great eyesight they can spot a fish up to a mile away. When they dive through the air going after prey, they can reach up to 100 mph. Luckily they weren't interested in us!!

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