Had a reason to go to Anchorage, Alaska. Decided to make the
drive in a single day.
On the road at 7 a.m. headed north.
Approaching Haines Junction, the sun started to ease over the mountain ridges.
Approaching Kluane Lake the light was still dull, especially with the overcast clouds. When I saw a moose munching alongside the highway, had to stop and try some pictures. She cooperated nicely...
Carrying on around Kluane Lake, the view of Sheep Mountain deserved some photos too. I might compile a page of the many images I have of the mountain during different seasons and conditions.
The mountain is called Sheep Mountain for a reason; many Dall Sheep
thrive on it.
On occasion, the sheep are on the road...
At the Donjek River, there was an electronic sign with a message from the highway maintenance crews: UNEVEN ROAD SURFACE
Carrying on, I encountered some of the uneven road surfaces...
I grew up in Beaver Creek and was tempted to stop.
Needed to make time though; Anchorage was still hours and hours away.
The Alaska Highway between Beaver Creek and the border has been upgraded many times. There is a long stretch of good gravel now.
At the Alaska border crossing, I was asked where I was going, for what reason and for how long. Then I was asked if I would be leaving anything behind in Alaska when I left. Then I was on my way again.
Turning off the Alaska Highway onto the Tok Cut-off then along the Glenn Highway on my way to Anchorage...NEXT PAGE