Author: VickieMoore

June 14, 2017 No comments exist

Final Frontier Juneau to San Jose June 11, 2017 Miles Driven: 2 (+1,607 miles in the air) Sunrise (Juneau): 3:52am / Sunset (San Jose): 8:28pm Latitude: 58.30N to 37.33N National Parks Visited: 0 Wacky Roadside Attractions: 0   I’m home now, having taken two 2-hour flights down from Juneau connecting through Seattle. What a marvelous adventure. I…

June 13, 2017 No comments exist

A Hammer and A Whale Haines Junction to Juneau June 10, 2017 Miles Driven: 173 (+80 miles on the Alaska Marine Highway) Sunrise (Haines Junction): 4:40am / Sunset (Juneau): 10:01pm Latitude: 60.75N to 58.30N National Parks Visited: 0 Wacky Roadside Attractions: 1   The road leading over the pass from Haines to Haines Junction was spectacular. No,…

June 10, 2017 1 comment

Bouncing Along Frost Heaves Tok to Haines Junction, Canada June 9, 2017 Miles Driven: 299 Sunrise (Tok): 3:25am / Sunset (Haines Junction): 11:39pm Latitude: 63.34N to 60.75N National Parks Visited: 1 (Canada) Wacky Roadside Attractions: 1   We bounced our way back to Canada. Till now I haven’t spent much time talking about the frost heaves up…

June 9, 2017 1 comment

Black & Blue Wrangell – St. Elias National Park to Tok June 8, 2017 Miles Driven: 374 Sunrise (Copper Center): 3:58am / Sunset (Tok): 11:37pm Latitude: 61.96N to 63.34N National Parks Visited: 0 Wacky Roadside Attractions: 0   After I posted last night, while I was sitting outside on the quaint motel deck enjoying the midnight sun…

June 8, 2017 1 comment

Switzerland. Anchorage to Wrangell – St. Elias National Park June 7, 2017 Miles Driven: 308 Sunrise (Anchorage): 4:27am / Sunset (Copper Center): 11:23pm Latitude: 61.22N to 61.96N National Parks Visited: 1 Wacky Roadside Attractions: 0   Wrangell-St. Elias National Park is larger than the country of Switzerland and higher. Yes, you read that correctly. It’s as large…

June 7, 2017 1 comment

Mush! Denali National Park to Anchorage June 6, 2017 Miles Driven: 261 Sunrise (Denali): 3:20am / Sunset (Anchorage): 11:30pm Latitude: 63.11N to 61.22N National Parks Visited: 1 (same one as yesterday) Wacky Roadside Attractions: 1   We whirled around the track at lightning speed, our 8-dog team pulling the driver and the two of us through the…

June 6, 2017 1 comment

Pups! Fairbanks to Denali National Park June 5, 2017 Miles Driven: 172 Sunrise (Fairbanks): 3:20am / Sunset (Denali): 12:00am (i.e. the next day) Latitude: 64.84N to 63.11N National Parks Visited: 1 Wacky Roadside Attractions: 0   With a belly full of the most marvelous mashed potatoes and buffalo meatloaf wrapped in applewood smoked bacon (and topped with…

June 5, 2017 1 comment

Christmas Deconstructed Beaver Creek to Fairbanks June 4, 2017 Miles Driven: 325 Sunrise (Beaver Creek): 4:40am / Sunset (Fairbanks): 12:18am (i.e. the next day) Latitude: 62.38N to 64.84 National Parks Visited: 0 Wacky Roadside Attractions: 3   Picture this: Santa has just awoken from his long winter’s nap. Hungry, he eats his jolly, toy-making elves. Those elves…

June 5, 2017 No comments exist

Beringia Whitehorse to Beaver Creek June 3, 2017 Miles Driven: 300 Sunrise (Whitehorse): 4:38am / Sunset (Beaver Creek): 12:04am (i.e. the next day) Latitude: 60.72N to 62.38N National Parks Visited: 1 (Canadian) Wacky Roadside Attractions: 2   “First I’ll tell you that it is long, long, long ago. Lots of dangerous animals lived here long ago,” said…

June 3, 2017 1 comment

The Pile of Brochures Watson Lake to Whitehorse June 2, 2017 Miles Driven: 295 Sunrise (Watson Lake): 4:21am / Sunset (Whitehorse): 11:18pm Latitude: 60.06N to 60.72N National Parks Visited: 0 Wacky Roadside Attractions: 3   The women working at the Watson Lake Visitors Center are incredibly helpful and quite talkative. When we first went in yesterday, we…