Sunday, May 2, 2010
April ALCAN Trip
Arrived in Alaska mid-week and moved into my cabin today. The trip could not have been better. In comparison to last year during the same dates, this trip the roads were clear, weather was sunny/mild and there were less permafrost humps on the roads.
I met with another park ranger after Yellowstone, in Montana, and we drove the ALCAN together into Alaska. Dave, my buddy, took the cheesy photo of me in Dawson Creek at the beginning of the ALCAN.
A mandatory fuel stop is in Watson Lake, the gateway to the Yukon. This year I took the time to take a photo of the sign post forest. Amazing and interesting signs are from all over the world. After some searching found 2 Virginia license plates.
I didn't see as much wildlife along this road trip in comparison to last year, not even one bear. The two photos above of a Clark's Nutcracker and Big Horn Sheep were taken at Lake Louise and in Jasper National Park (Alberta).
Have lots of great blog posts upcoming. Already have had one of the best wildlife experiences of my life, the second day in Denali. Blue Skies.