Where is Island Girl?

It is sad to say that our wonderful summer in Alaska is winding down. It is going so fast.

We have travelled over 4000 miles since we crossed into Canada in May and driving the Alaska Highway across Alberta, British Columbia, and the Yukon.

Then we made a clockwise loop around Alaska.

We are still basking in the glow of Denali, and will be sharing a few more posts about the park. It was a wonderful experience and Hector took so many fabulous photos.

end of alcan 104And although the Alaska portion is now over, we have more adventures ahead.  So since we are moving along in our travels, we would like to let our friends and followers know where we are and where we are headed.

After leaving Denali, we made quick stops in Fairbanks and Tok Alaska, have crossed the border into Canada. We drove up the Top of the World Highway into Dawson City, Yukon Territory and will be here for a few days.

We plan to make one last turn north up the Dempster Highway (a scary road) towards Inuvik to visit Tombstone Territorial Park hoping to catch some fall colors on the arctic tundra. And maybe, just maybe an Aurora Borealis (fingers crossed!).

end of alcan 105Then we will drive down the Klondike Highway and cross the border back to the U.S. for a stop in Haines, Alaska. There are lots of eagles there, and we hope to catch the salmon run and see some bears. Not to mention the world famous Hammer Museum 🙂

Denali day three & four 24Afterwards we will drive down the Cassiar Highway to our last planned destination Hyder, Alaska to see bears at Fish Creek. Timing may be a bit late, but we hope to arrive in time for the end of the salmon run.

Afterwards we cross the border again (that will make five border crossings) into Canada and head south as slowly as the weather allows, crossing the border once again back to the U.S. and to Washington state sometime in September.

We will publish posts on all of this later, but meanwhile, back to Denali.

~ Brenda

4 thoughts on “Where is Island Girl?

    • We know several people that were traveling in the opposite direction, oh well. Yes, it is absolutely one of the places with the most beauty we have ever seen. Safe travels to you!

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