Alaska and Beyond

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    This definitely falls into the Travel Category.
    No mountaineering or snares. Just miles and miles of the outdoors and wilderness.

    Two weeks into a trip to, and around Alaska..
    3700 miles thus far into the Yukon Territory.
    Haven't seen any law enforcement since we crossed the Border at Portal, ND.
    There are 100s of miles without cell or internet coverage. Northern BC and the Yukon are vast.
    Oil and gas industry is active.
    So far we've seen, coyote, bison, stone sheep, caribou, black bear and a wolf.
    Liard Hotsprings yesterday ahh.
     
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    There was no problem crossing the Border at Portal, ND with the Pump 12. I presented the paperwork, we went inside, the Officers processed it, collected the 25CD matched the paperwork SN with the actual and up the road we went. 20 minutes because it took five to find a key clipboard.
     
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    I'm definitely following this thread. Looks amazing so far!
     
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    I can’t wait until they start fishing!
     
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    So cool
     
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    We made it to Denali via Dawson City, across the Yukon River via Ferry. Then 108 miles of bad road on the Top of the World "Highway" leaving the Yukon into Alaska. Overnight in Chicken, then Tok. Fairbanks, Healy and Denali.
    Yesterday was cloudy but today was clear and we had great views of Denali from 15 miles into the Park.
    Pics to follow.
     
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    Absolutely stunning landscape.
     
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    Here's Denali. We were fortunate to see the Mountain. 60 miles away 20K feet.

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    We spent one day and night in Dawson City, Yukon.
    Next day we took a ferry across the Yukon River bound for the Border Crossing into AK, then to Chicken and Tok via the Top of the World "Highway". 108 miles of rough road with an average speed of 22mph for 4 hours 45 minutes.
    Chicken still has active gold mines. We saw folks who spend a couple months a summer digging, panning. Some cover their monthly expenses.
    Stopped in North Pole and Fairbanks.
    Now in Denali.

    We spent one night in Healy. 49th State Brewing Company was holding its annual Augtoberfest.
    Good food and brews. Weed store next door.
    Lots of partying.

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    Flora. Fungus spotted.
    Been significant rain in the region.
    None edible that I know of or would try.
    YMMV
     
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    Fauna thus far. No pics.
    2 coyotes
    1 wolf in BC
    3 black bear 1 dead
    Many Stone Sheep
    Deer
    Porcupine
    Caribou
    Bison
    2 Bald Eagle

    8 hour Trip on bus 93 miles into the Park Friday.
    Hope to see more wildlife.
     
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