Smythe Family On The Road travel blog

The train has brought people from Anchorage to the fair in Palmer....

Driving past the fairgrounds as we leave Palmer.

I caught the Palmer sign as we drove into town to get...

On the road again.

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Every once in a while I like to catch what's out Tom's...

The road runs along a braided river made from glacial run off.

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Fall colors are starting to set in up in this area.

This was a beautiful drive.

Rushing water.

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This rock face was one of the highlights of the drive today.

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We came upon this glacier quite by accident at a pull-out so...

Leaving our mark! We had seen this several times along the highways...

The whole hill is covered in names of people that had come...

A couple more shots of the glacier.

Smile Tom, you're name's up in lights (I mean rocks) now!

More beautiful scenery!

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A glimpse into Wrangle St. Elias National Park.

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Sunset after passing through Customs into the Yukon.

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Saturday, September 5, 2009.

Little Creek Provincial Park Campground , Alcan Hwy, Yukon

Palmer to Yukon

We left Big Bear campground around 10:30 this morning. We drove by the fairgrounds so I could catch a couple pictures of the State Fair sign out front and the sign for Palmer as we went through town then we were on our way. Today's goal was to drive, drive, drive. We wanted to get to Tok to get fuel and propane then on through the border and find a campground beyond that somewhere. We figured we would use Labor Day weekend to put the miles on.

We got through the border just fine. We started driving down the Alcan. We had driven about six miles of this before but coming up we took the turn off to Chicken so a lot of what we saw today we had not see before so this was new territory.

After a a little while we started looking for places to pull out but all the pull outs in the Yukon are marked “No Camping or Overnight Parking.” so we kept driving hoping to find a campground that wasn't too expensive because all we wanted to do was tonight and then drive again tomorrow morning. Where are the Walmarts when you need them?

We had our eye on one government campground but it was dark by the time we got there and driving down into it looked a little scary. The thought of getting down into the campground only to find out we wouldn't be able to get turned around at that hour didn't appeal to us very much so we kept driving. We came up on Little Creek Campground around 9:30 tonight and drove around in it. There were a few sites left that would work for us so we took one. It was still a skinny one though. We ended up not being able to put the slides out because it was so narrow.

We were all tired. Jonathan asked if he could sleep on the couch. Tom and I looked at each other and said “Yep!” so we got his bed ready and we crawled in the back and crashed.



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