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The official Alaskan highway starts at Mile Zero from Dawson Creek and ends in Fairbanks Alaska. It is 1,483 miles long built in the 1940's as part of the war time strategy to improve supply lines to Alaska which was being threatened by the Japanese. We are driving every single mile on our way to Denali, then a different route on our return through Seattle. The pioneered small towns are now dependent ...
... men old WW I rations. YUCKO. Later on they
were fed primarily spam, Vienna sausages and pancakes. The nights were cold; at
times it would go down to -72 below zero F. A number of men died by freezing to
death. We went over to the visitor center and saw a film about the building of
the hwy. We then went through a Pioneer
Village that had a number of old buildings, equipment and artifacts similar to
what they have ...
... adventure into a book called Road to Discovery. We have been re-reading it to each other on the long drives of our own little adventure north. We traveled through many of the same areas that Jack mentioned in his book.
The road today was a transition from the ...
... cliff to the side. We found a nice parking spot next to Rocky Crest Lake below the pass and stopped for a short hike to a unique landscape feature called erosion pillars or hoodoos. The mountain here were much more forested and the hike a nice chance to get out in the beautiful weather and take in the smell and sights. Manny really enjoyed the hike, running around and lots of smells for him to find. He did ...
... OR. We're not camping as it is very hot and we need to make some time. In Oregon you cannot pump your own gas - they have pump attendants. Because out next stop was Bend, OR we took a side trip to Crater Lake----- no matter how many times we have been there we always marvel over the cobalt blue color of the lake - interesting tidbit - Mt Magnus, which is ...
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