We got to the border Friday about 2 PM Alaska time (same as Pacific Daylight Time I think). Most of the drive from Whitehorse was in drizzle and the clouds and rain limited what we could see. Too bad but on the return we will hope for clear weather.
The highlights of the day yesterday were breakfast burritos from a little bakery in Haines Junction and seeing two grizzlies….this one was beating bushes along the roadside…
I think they might have been huckleberry bushes….when we were in Glacier last year a ranger said a grizzly could consume as many as 80 pounds of huckleberries in a day
The big thrill was arriving at the Alaska border…seeing the big “Welcome to Alaska” sign really got us excited…..
a tour bus was having a group photo done
This spot marks the border and behind Ronnie a swatch cut in the wilderness out to the horizon marks the border
Then this sign
What a great country!
I noticed the Alaska Highway miles marked on this sign marking the United States Border at mile 1221.8
Most of the great road is in Canada…..1221.8 miles back to Dawson Creek where it begins.
We found a great campground in Tok last night and finally got outside again. It was a beautiful evening here
We are heading on North today to the end of the Alaska Highway at Delta Junction and then toward Fairbanks.