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{ Monthly Archives } July 2008

Alaska Trip: Days 12-20

Day 12 – July 20 The weather’s let up a bit; no rain this morning. On the road about 9:30. 10:05 – As we crossed Bonanza Creek, we saw a great horned owl sitting next to the road, chewing on a ground squirrel. Cool. 1:30 – Recrossed the Yukon River, headed south. We arrived back […]

What’s Nichole doing?

I decided that I should post an update of my own, just to show that I’m still alive. I’m having a very laid-back and lazy summer. I’ve mostly been hanging around my mom’s house being a bum. We’ve been doing a fair amount of yard work and gardening, but mostly, I’m a bum. :-D I […]

Alaska Trip: Days 9-11

Day 9 – July 17 We started the day with a lovely Polish breakfast (pierogies and kielbasa) at the inn, stopped to buy some fishing gear, then headed north. We hit the Dalton Highway around noon and headed up. The road is in pretty bad shape. It’s a mix of gravel and asphalt, liberally seasoned […]

Alaska Trip: Days 7 & 8

Day 7 – July 15 On the road at 8:30. Crossed the Continental Divide shortly later. Today started rainy and grey, but there’s blue sky ahead. 12:00 – Came to Whitehorse, Yukon. A lovely little jumping-off point w/ the Yukon’s only brewery (didn’t go, unfortunately). Population 25,000. We saw a fish ladder at the dam […]

Alaska Trip: Days 5 & 6

(pictures later) Day 5 – July 13th On the western stretch of the Mackenzie highway, heading to Checkpoint, then on to the Liard Highway. Trying to make it to the Liard Hot Springs tonight. The road is gravel, but it’s in generally good shape. We’ve been at about 60 mph with no problems. We’ve been […]

Alaska Trip: Days 2, 3, & 4

When we left Minot on Thursday, we headed north and west, up through Saskatchewan. We didn’t really stop anywhere interesting, except for eating dinner in a small town called Maidstone. We camped near the Alberta border. Friday morning we started early, before 7 AM. We headed west to Edmonton, then headed north. We drove for […]

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