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We slept in a little, and got a late start - BUT - we weren't in a burry today anyway. We drove by Ship Creek, where Anchorage was founded as a tent city during the Gold Rush. Current population is just under 300,000; and covers 1,961 square miles. There is everything you would expect in a big city including Lowes, Olive Garden, Target, Walgreens and Starbucks. Anchorage is known for its summer flowers and hanging baskets ...
... river, dense forest, desolate tundra and miles of windswept coast at the mushers and their dog teams. Add to that temperatures far below zero, winds that can cause a complete loss of visibility, the hazards of overflow, long hours of darkness and treacherous climbs and side hills, and you have the Iditarod. A race extraordinaire, a race only possible in Alaska."
Each team of 12 to 16 dogs & their musher cover over 1,049 miles (this is the symbolic number of race ...
... were interested in what I'd been doing whilst away I was thinking of going to Fairbanks for a few days & asked them about what there was to do up there. Sheila had been brought up there & 1 of her brothers, Walt, had returned there decades ago. She said there were various museums like the car museum & Pioneer Park as well as taking a boat down the river & watching wooden bowls being made from birch.I still wanted to fly to Barrow & had been undecided as ...
... mountain Denali, meaning "The Great One". However, later the mountain was named Mt. McKinley after a popular presidential candidate. Over the years, it has come before Congress on several occasions to change the official name to Denali, but that has not happened as of yet. The mountain goes by both names. The mountain is the tallest one in North America and the second tallest in the world, behind Mt. Everest. It was interesting to learn that in actuality, Mt. McKinley is three ...
... and they began filling up the parking lot. I can see why they warn against traffic delays all throughout the drive because it is definitely a domino effect and had there not been a parking area, they say people just tend to stop in the road. One sign we saw stated delaying more than five cars is a traffic violation. Wildlife viewing day one: Dall sheep - check!
Back in the car with the compass (or GPS) pointed southwest and me at ...
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