We are moving to Anchorage from Washington state soon. As a matter of fact the wife is already up working. I was planning on My 16 year old daughter and I driving up and flying the other kids and pets up to mom but now I am thinking of taking the ferry to Valdez and driving to anchorage from there the cost is comparable if not better to take the ferry that time of year. It looks like the next sailing is Nov 2. Has anyone taken the ferry from bellingham to Valdez before and if so how was it. also how is the drive from valdez to anchorage that time of year I am trying to make sure my my 16 year old daughter would not be over her head with winter conditions. We both have jeeps and i would be pulling a 6x12 u haul trailer.