Into Alaska, onto Anchorage.

After 32 kilomiters we entered Alaska, I drove past the welcome to Alaska sign without blinking an eye. We’ve taken a pictue at every border crossing on this trip and I missed this one.

Airtubes under the road,
Airtubes under the road,

The first picture is of the tubes placed under the road to help with the permafrost.  The roads are heaved from the winter freeze and the permafrost.  Some rough going at times, it will bounce you out of you seat.

We crossed paths with our New friend from Georgia at gas stops and at rest/picture stops.  He is traveling to a place by Wasilla to work for a week with a friend before continuing on with his journey. When he leaves he my try to meet up for a portion of the ride South.

Our trip on Alaska SR 2 from the border to Tok was 90 miles and we turned off at Tok onto Alaska SR 1 and headed Southwest towards our destination for the night, Anchorage.

This road was like all the others in this land of permafrost, very uneven. Sections of the road miles long would go up and down a couple of feet and were spaced from 59 to 150 feet apart.  It made for an interesting ride. This Sunday morning as I am writing this I have a sore back.  Maybe I should have slowed down. No that’s no fun.

After another 150 miles we came upon glaciers, many glaciers.  Some high in the mountains others filling the valleys.

Valley Glacier.
Valley Glacier.
Another valley.glacier.
Another valley.glacier.
High glaciers.
High glaciers.
Withe the valley glacier behind us.
With the valley glacier behind us.
A group of adventure bike riders from Texas. One of them took the previous picture. There also preparing to fix a flat.
A group of adventure bike riders from Texas. One of them took the previous picture. They are preparing to fix a flat.

Bill and I are thinking of going to Seward for tonight.  We have reservations here in Anchorage for Sunday night.  In our original plan we left an extra day in Anchorage at the end of our trip up here just in case we needed it .  Now if we can get a room there for tonight we will leave Anchorage for a more remote and less crowded area.  Anchorage is a much bigger city then I had invisioned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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