Sunday, September 21, 2008

Alaska Sunday XXIII

Trip Log - Part VI
July 3 - July 6

The sixth installment of the actual trip log and mileage of 'The Drive from Texas to Alaska and Back'.

As mentioned previously, this log does not contain too much commentary. It is mainly sequential locations, dates, mileage traveled, photographs showing the trip progress, and how the landscape changed. The Alaska Trip Log is divided into short intervals (parts) and I am posting it on consecutive Sundays. Past and future posts of Alaska Sunday (apart from the trip log) will have more detailed information, and more photos of each specific area.

Click on the links for more photographs and detailed descriptions of this part of the trip.

Last week was a temp post. Today we will continue with mileage from Fairbanks to Denali and on to Anchorage.

Be sure to click on the photographs for full screen views.

And so, on with the trip.

7/3 Fairbanks, Alaska to Denali, AK 156 mi

7/4 Denali and Healy area 65 miles

Red Squirrel - Western type

Snowshoe Hare
Summer coat (He still has white feet)

Winter food for the Animals
Lots of mosses and lichens in the shelter of the trees

7/5 Denali Highway and back to camp 220 miles

We did not drive all of the Denali Highway. Too many stops.
It was mostly cloudy all day. We did get one break in the clouds to photograph the following panorama even though most of the landscape was in shadows.

Alaska Range Panorama
From the Denali highway looking NW

7/5 Denali RV Park to Anchorage 210 miles

Sunset after camp was set up
about 1 AM

Next week we will be around the Anchorage area.

Mileage for this section of the log ...........651 mi
Mileage before 7/3 ................................8944 mi

Total miles for the trip to date ...............9595 mi

We are closing in on 10,000 miles

Comments are appreciated.
Let me know if you are keeping up with the trip,
or are just a onetime visitor.

Troy and Martha


Ivar Ivrig said...

Interesting post. I love your panorama. Great :-)
Cute animals as well

AphotoAday said...

Very cool shots -- the last two...
And the critters are great too -- imagine having feet that changed color with the season... Amazing...

storyteller said...

How fun to experience a bit of Alaska vicariously through these posts. Thanks for sharing ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

marc aurel said...

fan bloody tastic

Louise said...

More beauty in your travel log. Love that sunset and how it makes the mountain so red. My favorite, however, was the Snowshoe Hare. Excellent capture, and a handsome animal.

RuneE said...

Impressive pictures, but even more the mileage!

Doug Taron said...

I especially like the squirrel photo.

willow said...

How in the world did you get those animals to pose like that for you?!

Shellmo said...

Sunset and the hare was my fave!

Bz said...

Oh, I found and have been watching your site for about a month now. It is one of 3 that I keep up with regularly. Am a Native Texan here and love all your pics!

fishing guy said...

Troy: Really neat shots from a super place. The Snoeshoe Hare and the panorama were extra special.

Michael Palmer said...

That Pano is breathtaking!!

Katney said...

I came by for a quick catch up after being away for a week and a half. We are hoping to go to Alaska again next summer with my brother and rent a car--lots to see that we haven't seen from the cruise ports.

Lew said...

Great shots. I am following along, though I may have missed a post or two in the series.

Tommy V said...

great series of pictures from Alaska

Bob Johnson said...

All I can say is wow, love your panorama shot,beautiful colors on the mountains.

Anna said...

Troy and Martha you always amaze me, your photography is beautiful makes me wannna travel again. Anna :)

The Texican said...

Great trip journal. I never did get used to that midnight sun. Pappy

Kathiesbirds said...

OM-Goodness! Talk about blood on the mountain. That is an amazing shot. Love the litte snowshoe hare. I have bats and coyotes over at my place.

The Tile Lady said...

My first time here...but WOW!!!!!

Tony said...

first time visitor,enjoying your pictures and comments....bookmarking...thanks

Susan said...

The Denali Highway is such an exciting adventure. We saw a huge grizzley, chased a fox across the bridge at the McClaren River, sared a boo and made him hop in the air, it is so remote, rugged, and gives you thar feel of the frontier. I can't look at the Alaska Range enough. Your shot captures it very well. Pretty spectacular photos. Thank you.