Alaska

On August 12, 2000, I finally went on the vacation I had dreamed of for so many years.  If you have nothing else to do, you're welcome to read about my trip.  The trip took 15 days and I have a different web page and pictures from each day.

I drove from my home in Redmond, WA to Alaska and back.  In two weeks, I drove approximately 6,000 miles!  I am a road warrior!  Alaska's remoteness and natural beauty was nice too.  If you are someone who doesn't enjoy driving a lot, I would recommend a longer trip than I took (3-4 weeks), or alternative transportation.  Either fly, or take a boat.

Day 1: Drive from Redmond, WA to Dawson Creek, BC (British Columbia)

Day 2: Drive from Dawson Creek, BC to Watson Lake, YK (Yukon)

Day 3: Drive from Watson Lake, YK to Delta Junction, AK (Alaska)

Day 4: Cruise around Fairbanks, AK

Day 5: Drive from Fairbanks, AK to Coldfood, AK

Day 6: Take the Prudehoe Bay / Artic Ocean; then backtrack and backpack in the Brooks Range.

Day 7: Drive back to Fairbanks, AK.

Day 8: Drive to Denali Nat'l Park.

Day 9: Ride the bus around Denali; take a short day hike.

Day 10: Hiking in the rain in Denali.

Day 11: Hike/Ride out of Denali, Drive to Tok, AK.

Day 12: Drive from Tok, AK to Skagway, AK.

Day 13: Cruise to Haines, AK.  Watch Bald Eagles.

Day 14: Drive from Skagway, AK to Smithers, BC

Day 15: Drive from Smithers, BC to Redmond, WA