Friday, October 19, 2007

Denali Highway, Alaska

The Denali Highway links Cantwell with Paxson and provides another way to reach Denali National Park. The highway runs a distance of 135 miles of which only 23.9 are paved.

When we decided to use this route to get to Denali it sounded like a great idea. A long road with nothing but wilderness, a photographers delight, there should be lots of wildlife and scenery. Yeah right, scenery anyways. In the first few miles we see our first ever Caribou it was not until the last few miles that we seen any other wildlife, a cow moose. I must admit the snow-capped mountain range was fantastic.

It only took us about eight hours in a camper traveling around 15 miles per hour on a wash board to reach our destination. Knowing what I know now, I would do the same thing all over again.

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