12 6AM: I''ve been going to bed
pretty early lately, so I seem to be getting up around 4:30 AM for
the last few days. I guess the time change makes a difference
too. Plus, it's light when I go to sleep, and light when I get
to stop in at the visitor center here in Dawson Creek, but it won't
be opening for another 3 hours. And by then I could be maybe
100-150 miles down the road.
down. Car's packed. Peanut butter sandwich and water for
breakfast. Time to go. First day on the Alaska
Highway! Only 1,523 miles to go to Fairbanks!
AM First day on the Alaska Highway! Just me and my
a bit of construction on the Alaskan Highway. They are in the
process of taking out the "many curves" in the highway. It's
been taking years, and will take a lot more work to complete the
interesting sign: DANGER POISON GAS AREA
I know I have a picture of a real caribou crossing the highway here
Moose on highway sign...
And two moose crossing the road...They are a lot bigger in
Sheep on highway sign.
Sheep on highway.
Caribou on highway sign.
Kid chasing a ball across the Alaska Highway sign.
surely didn't see any kids chasing balls across the Alaska Hwy.
Muncho Lake, British Columbia
lake is the most beautiful milky, emerald color that you've ever
seen! Not like the picture.
I wish I were a photographer so most of my pictures would come out
so crappy. The scene on the left is an ice-filled river
running through the mountains--although it hard to tell from the
picture. Darn. I should practice more. Maybe read
up on photography. I think I will.
These are an example of "Sawtooth" mountains--I read that on the
here's a book (actually a huge magazine
updated every year) that I wished I
had with me. People I met on the road kept saying, "You should
have THE MILEPOST. Anyone driving the Alaska Hwy. should have
they were right. But I had never heard of the book
before. And I didn't end up buying it until AFTER I got
home! This book explains EVERYTHING--distances, landmarks,
attractions, places to stay, etc..
is kind of expensive, but it's worth it. Last years issue
would be cheaper & it's probably just about the same as this