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Jun 14, 2011 - Northway Junction, AK - Back in Alaska
(Ron Writing) We continued northwest on the Alaska Highway this morning. We made a stop at the Kluane National Park and Reserve Visitor Center at the south end of Kluane Lake. The visitor center is located at the base of a steep mountainside where dall sheep are frequently sighted. They had some nice viewing scopes and the attendant helped us look for the sheep but they were not in sight today. She said that they typically start moving to an area with better grazing on the other side of the mountain at about this time of the year. Since we...Jump to full entry
Aug 14, 2010 - Kenny Lake - Tok - Yarger Lake
August 12 Kenny Lake to Wrangell –St Elias National Park and Preserve and back. This morning driving east along the Edgerton Highway to Chitina, AK we had clear skies and could see the snow covered Mt Wrangell and Mt Blackburn of Wrangell –St Elias National Park and Preserve. We had 33 miles of paved road to Chitina, This is where Wrangell –St Elias National Park and Preserve starts, the road from here to the town of McCarthy and nearby Kennecott Mine is 59 miles of gravel road. The McCarthy Road follows the right of way of the old Copper...Jump to full entry
Jun 10, 2008 - Alaska...what a long trip!
Ok, so yesterday was great but unbelievably, today was even better! We saw a GRIZZLY BEAR!!! It was so exciting but I’ll start at the beginning. Yesterday, we joined the Alaska Highway from the Cassier Highway. Now, the Alaska Highway was built by American Troops with help from Canadian and American citizens, between March and October 1942. It took them 8 months to lay nearly 1600 miles of road. It would be difficult to do a quality job and boy can you tell!!!! That is perhaps a little unfair…for the most part the road was ok, especially up...Jump to full entry
Aug 6, 2005 - We made it!
Saturday, August 6 We have arrived!!! Safe and sound, we made it to Alaska! We are in Tok, Alaska, 5703 miles from Danville, New Hampshire, including some side trips of course. Our day began at Pine Lake Campground in the Yukon, which was a very, very nice campground. Situated on Pine Lake, as you might guess - with a view of the Elias Mountains. Some "Third Nation" (Inuit) people were at the campground, serving breakfast to anyone who chose to eat with them. They served eggs, cooked in a large iron fry pan, over a wood stove, bacon,...Jump to full entry