Day Seventyfive

Skagway, AK to Anchorage, AK
August 8th, 2009

High Point of the Day....
Low Point of the Day......
Getting home
The miles it took
Miles Traveled Today
Total Miles Traveled
The Bus Playlist
Ghostland Observatory, Eels, Delbert McClinton, Beastie Boys, lots of podcasts
Sunny, rainy, smokey, foggy
Price of Gas 
(average per gallon)
Night's Lodging
Where this Page was Uploaded
We give up on liters...
Suicidal bunnies
Our home, Anchorage
Anchorage, AK

Daily Didactic
Our seventy-fifth morning on the road this summer started very early to get Todd and Cori to the ferry terminal for their 6:00 am check-in to Haines and then Juneau. This had the fortunate side effect of getting us on the trail home by 5:45. We drove immediately out of the seemingly abandoned Skagway and up and over the steep and foggy White Pass. Crossing the Canadian border for the fifth time this summer, we left the fog at Frazer. The day's drive was pleasantly uneventful as we moved through Carcross and Whitehorse, had lunch in Haines Junction, and traveled on through Destruction Bay, Burwash and Beaver Creek in the afternoon. We hit the Alaska border around 3:30 and, in spite of still being seven hours or so from Anchorage, felt at home.

We moved through Tok around 5:00, Glenallen about 6:30, and decided to take a "fourteen hours of driving" break at Eureka Pass for a late dinner. The bus was a sport through the day, but is clearly getting tired and as we hit our final road construction of the trip around Eagle River she growled a bit in discomfort.

We pulled into our driveway a little after 11:00 with tired and happy faces. After just shy of fifteen thousand miles and two and a half months on the road our favorite spot to call it a night is still in downtown Anchorage...

Daily Pictures (Slide Show)

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One last morning in busy downtown Skagway Cori and Todd head down a different highway home
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An empty Skagway at 5:45 Heading up the grade of White Pass
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And into a cloud at the top The train tracks we came down two days ago
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Canada Welcomes us for the fifth time this summer The road along Tutshi Lake
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Theresa's well protected feet G says we'll be home by 8:05, ultimately it turns out to be a bit off
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Whitehorse welcomes us around 9:00 The road to Haines straightens out and clears up
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She can feel Anchorage, you can just see it can't you We hang a right
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We love the Haines Junction cupcake Where everything is trapped in the mountain
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The Village Bakery stage Village Bakery art, we like it
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Kluane lake and big mountains The bottom of Kluane on the new road
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It's not as bad as it seems. It's kilometers Biking and hunting?
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One last FasGas in Beaver Creek We appear to have fewer kids and stickers in the north
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Crossing the Tanana River outside of Tok Westward expansion sky near Glenallen
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Sub-one hundred miles to Anchorage, it's magic number for us and AAA towing Sun over Anchorage around 10:00
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One last construction backup in Eagle River Downtown Anchorage and left to home around 11:00
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Morning in one of our favorite places The flowers always seem to do better when we leave...

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