Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Trip from Fairbanks to Cassiar Highway

We picked the perfect time to travel. The roads have never been better during the eight trips to Alaska plus eight trips returning to the Lower Forty Eight. The autumn colors in their shades of gold, amber, forest green and white snow topped mountains were superb. The lakes were like mirrors with no wind on them. We didn’t see bugs except for the ones who bombed our windshield but smiled at the sculpture of a mosquito at Delta Junction. We had one hour of sprinkling rain on the whole trip to Iowa. One time we even drove through a cloud. No, it wasn’t fog because we could see that the air was clear over the lake and fog tends to move to cool moist areas. The temperatures were in the 60’s and 70’s. We stopped at the visitor center at Nenana, visited the log buildings at Rika’s Roadhouse where I ate delicious strawberry/rhubarb pie, and camped by Little Atlin Lake at sunset. Did you know that you can enlarge the pictures by clicking on them?

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