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Monthly archives: March, 2016

Parks Highway

July 10-12, 2015 – George Parks Highway, Alaska –  This post is about the highway that connects Fairbanks and Anchorage passing through Denali National Park.  Some construction, a couple of nights in pullouts along the road, views of the Denali range from the south, a quick pass through Talkeetna and a flat tire.  Adventures along……


Denali Tundra Tour

July 10, 2015 – Denali National Park – Alpine Tundra Wilderness Tour by bus.  Beautiful rugged wilderness, not flat like the Arctic Tundra, so pretty well drained although the ground is frozen.  We spotted Moose, Caribou, Dall Sheep, and a far off Grizzly Bear.  Great day, you could do this tour over and again and……


Denali on Foot

July 10, 2015 – Fairbanks to Denali National Park –  A nice hike in Denali National Park along a river with a couple of nice bridges.  Turned around after seeing a couple bear prints in the mud and hiked a while with a young man who didn’t speak much English.  Found a spot along the……


Denali Train

July 6,……


Dalton Under the Midnight Sun

July 1st, 2015 – Dalton Highway, Alaska – 24 hours, 800 miles, mostly on gravel, under the midnight sun.  Forest gave way to Tundra.  In every direction wilderness.  Never dark, the sun just circling the sky.  A wide gravel road, extra ordinary road conditions, very light traffic.  I saw moose, rabbits, several hawks, a fox……


Pump House Restaurant

July 3, 2015 – Fairbanks, Alaska – Funny thing about the sun being up all day, it gets late and you find yourself chasing the closing times of businesses.  I had been going……


Around Fairbanks

June 30 – July 10 – Fairbanks, AK – The grand hospitality of my high school friend Duncan and his wife Reanne made this stop in Fairbanks a highlight of exploration and unwinding.  A highlight was the laid back fourth of July celebration and getting caught up on decades of time passed. Having a friendly……


North End of the Alaska Highway

June 29, 2015 – Chicken to Quartz Lake, Alaska – From Chicken I headed along the Taylor highway back to the Alaska Highway and North towards Fairbanks.  Wide vistas, some good pizza, an informative pull out along the Tanana river, end of the original Alaska Highway, a nice campground in the forest and my first……


Chicken, Alaska

June 28, 2015 – Yukon/Alaska Border to Chicken Alaska – The crossing into Alaska was simple and the officer was quite pleasant.  Smooth fresh asphalt for the next ten miles along the rest……