i did not fall off the edge of the earth, just into endless daylight in the greatland.
summer is upon us here in alaska. the bugs are biting and we are all waiting for the salmon to run.
last weekend we took off in the westfalia to drive the 600 mile trek from anchortown to cantwell, across the denali highway to paxon and home again.
our 27 year old girl ran like a champ with no major mishaps except for the requisite flat tire after 135 miles of gravel.
for anyone reading nearby who has not "done" the denali highway; i have one thing to tell you: DO IT!
this beautiful road runs through some of the finest alaskan scenery along the south side of the alaska range. the land on either side of the drive is administered by BLM which allows for endless camping and exploring possibilities.
the road was built in 1957, long before the parks highway, to provide road access into denali national park from the richardson highway.
since the completion of the parks highway in 1972, this road has been left largely for recreation.
the scenery is as breathtaking as the park itself with no crowds to speak of.
so, what are you waiting for?
caribou (aka: vixen)