Category Archives: Alaska

There’s a bear out there … and a moose as well …

I hope I’ve prompted at least a few of our readers to hum the ‘Play School’ theme song to themselves. Ha! We’ve seen quite a few bears and moose now, plus assorted other critters, and I want to write down … Continue reading

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Stewart and Hyder

When we first started this trip, Greg bought a copy of The Traveler’s Guide to Alaskan Camping by Mike and Terri Church, and we have used it constantly for information on where to camp, what to see and, occasionally, what … Continue reading

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Chicken, Alaska

According to local legend, the original settlers wanted to call this place ‘ptarmigan’ after a native fowl, but they couldn’t agree on how to spell it and decided to just call it ‘Chicken’ instead. We¬†saw some ptarmigan with a clutch … Continue reading

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Fairbanks

So now we’ve been as far north, and as far west in Alaska and the US as we’re going to get. It’s all south, and mostly east from here. We spent a rainy night in the Regency Fairbanks Hotel, and … Continue reading

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Denali National Park

We’ve just spent 4 days camping in a couple of different campgrounds in Denali National Park, and got to see Mt McKinley/Denali/’The Great One’ for several days in a row. What a treat! We drove north on the Parks Highway … Continue reading

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Back in Anchorage, briefly

We’re back in the Big Smoke for a night, to have a shower, resupply, do some washing and dry out … from excessive rain not alcohol consumption. It rained all of last night and a couple of things got a … Continue reading

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Homer

While we have a few modern conveniences (ie, power and internet thanks to the McDonalds at Homer), I’ll write another post before I forget what’s happened. We’re now at Homer, which is as far as the road goes down the … Continue reading

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Seward

I know, it’s been a few days. We have been camping at Exit Glacier, just north of Seward. A bit of history – William Seward was Lincoln’s Secretary of State, and he was the person who organised to purchase Alaska … Continue reading

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Anchorage

Driving down the Glenn Highway to Anchorage on Thursday was very spectacular – the high snowy peaks of the Wrangell mountains, and 2 glaciers – the huge Worthington Glacier across a valley, and then the smaller but much closer Matanuska … Continue reading

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Tok

It was only a couple of days ago, but I’ve already forgotten most of the drive between Whitehorse and Tok, which probably means that not a lot happened. We have been listening to the audiobook of Stephen King’s Mr Mercedes … Continue reading

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