Road to Lower 48

Imagine travelling about 450 miles without cell service, few gas stations, and fewer places to pickup any supplies. You have the essence of the Cassiar Highway in Canada. This road is an alternative route to the lower 48 as opposed to traveling the entire length of the Alaska Highway. It travels closer to the west … Continue reading Road to Lower 48

You Have to Go North to Go South

The road climbs significantly when you leave the coastal Alaskan town of Skagway. Like most of the Alaska coastal towns there is only one road, so you never need a GPS. The Canadian Border is not far away due to the narrowness of the Alaska panhandle on which the towns of Haines and Skagway are … Continue reading You Have to Go North to Go South

Haines – “Valley of the Eagles”

Perched at the upper end of North America’s longest and deepest fjord, Haines is a quintessential Alaskan town. Surrounded by the Chilkat Mountain range and the Chilkat River on one side and the Lynn Canal on the other, this small multicultural community of about 2,400 people draws it life and inspiration from the surrounding natural … Continue reading Haines – “Valley of the Eagles”

Wrangell – St. Elias National Park

What is the largest national park in the U.S. parks system?  You guessed it, Wrangell – St. Elias National Park. As large as Yellowstone National Park is, it would take six of them to equal the size of Wrangell – St. Elias. There are four major mountain ranges that are found in the park and … Continue reading Wrangell – St. Elias National Park

Au Revoir Kenai Peninsula

When people think about going to Alaska, Denali National Park probably comes to mind first. For many Alaskans, they plan to go to the Kenai Peninsula. We have been in that region for weeks and have posts on Seward and Homer, two great places to visit. There are several other towns on the peninsula that … Continue reading Au Revoir Kenai Peninsula